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Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP) Cooperative Agreement to Papa Ola Lokahi

Announcement Number:

Bureau of Health Workforce

Date(s) to Apply:
11/19/2019 to 03/09/2020

Estimated Award Date:

What is the program?

This Program Guidance solicits an application from Papa Ola Lokahi (POL) to work cooperatively with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to provide administrative support for HRSA’s Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP), under the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act of 1992 (NHHCIA), as amended (42 USC 11709).

Through the NHHSP, Native Hawaiian students of health professions schools are then awarded HRSA funds in return for a commitment to provide primary health services to the Native Hawaiian population in the State of Hawai`i.

The intended long-term impact of the NHHCIA is the improved health status of Native Hawaiians.

This will be achieved through comprehensive health promotion, disease prevention and health services through the development and expansion of Native Hawaiian health care service infrastructures.

This capacity-building effort is supported, in part, by NHHSP by increasing the number of Native Hawaiian health care professionals trained in those disciplines and specialties most needed to deliver quality, culturally competent, health care to Native Hawaiians in the State of Hawai'i.

Three main components comprise the NHHSP:

  • Scholarships to Native Hawaiians pursuing careers in designated health care professions, allied health professions, and health career pathway programs that lead to students receiving a degree at the Associate, Bachelor, Master, Professional or Doctorate level
  • Training of NHHSP scholars in ways to provide culturally appropriate health care services in Hawaiian communities
  • Placement of NHHSP scholars in priority Native Hawaiian communities following the completion of their education and training.

Are you eligible?

Eligibility for this funding opportunity is limited to POL, as designated in the NHHCIA, as amended [42 USC 11709(a)].

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