This page describes Alaska’s SHARP program, which was designed to address the shortage of certain health professionals in the state by increasing the number and improving the distribution of healthcare professionals who provide direct patient care. The SHARP program seeks to recruit and retain selected health care professionals to serve in designated healthcare shortage areas in exchange for the repayment of qualifying education loans and/or payment of direct incentive.
- Developing a Pipeline for the Community-Based Primary Care Workforce and Its Leadership: The Kraft Center for Community Health Leadership’s Fellowship and Practitioner Programs
- Public Health Workforce Taxonomy
- Growth and Changes in the National Health Service Corps Workforce with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
- Shortages of Medical Personnel at Community Health Centers: Implications for Planned Expansion
- Rural Healthcare Provider Retention Strategies
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services