Health Careers

A quality health workforce is diverse and serves those in underserved urban and rural areas.

Our health careers programs improve public health by:

  • increasing access to care for underserved populations;
  • increasing opportunities for minority patients to see practitioners with whom they share a common race, ethnicity or language; and
  • improving patient-practitioner relationships and communication which may increase patients’ likelihood of receiving and accepting appropriate medical care.

Which programs do we fund?

The National HCOP Academies

We fund eligible accredited health or allied health professions schools, and other public or private non-profit health or educational institutions.

The National HCOP Academies provide individuals from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds an opportunity to develop the skills needed to successfully compete for, enter, and graduate from health or allied health professions schools. 

Date Last Reviewed:  January 2020