Building Arizona’s inventory of primary care providers has been a priority of ours for many years- and it’s increasingly important as we move toward Medicaid restoration. As one of our many initiatives in our Bureau of Health Systems Development, our Workforce Program hosted a presentation to Physician Assistant students at the NAU Phoenix campus last week. The presentation was geared to increase awareness about primary care physician loan repayment programs available in Arizona and will highlight the federally qualified community health centers as future practice sites for loan re-payers.
The Arizona Alliance of Community Health Centers has been a strong partner in our efforts to increase access to comprehensive, quality and affordable primary care services for medically underserved Arizona communities. Our collaborative partnership with AACHC provides an opportunity to leverage agency resources to increase the number of health care professionals serving in those communities.