Federal program repays student loans for substance-use clinicians in underserved communities

Correction: This article has been updated to reflect the total $75 million funding for the program offering $75,000 of loan repayment program in exchange for three years of service.

PROVIDENCE — The National Health Service Corps Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program, established by Congress on June 12, 2018, funds $75 million for loan repayment to clinicians who treat substance use disorder in underserved, high-need communities across the country, and the application deadline is Feb. 21. The program, which is funded through 2020,…

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