TITLE: Effectiveness of the National Health Service Corps
ABSTRACT: The purpose of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), including examination of the various mechanisms for training and recruiting providers, placing them in underserved areas, and retaining them in primary care and related professions. Prior studies have tended to define NHSC "effectiveness" narrowly, e.g., using retention at a particular site as a measure. Current and alumni clinicians and administrators of sites staffed with NHSC clinicians are providing information for the study. Study findings will be used in policy development and program management, and in developing the proposal for new authorizing legislation, needed as of October 2000.
AGENCY SPONSOR: Bureau of Primary Health Care
FEDERAL CONTACT: Richard Niska, M.D.
PHONE NUMBER: 301-594-4204
PIC ID: 6357
PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. Washington, D.C.
PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 4/30/00