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The State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is a multi-discipline, state-based loan repayment program for practitioners working full-time in federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Areas and that are part of a non-profit or government entity. Loan repayment is provided through a federal grant and every award must be matched $1:$1 with funds provided by the practitioner’s employer. Awards range from $10,000-$25,000 per year for two years, depending on discipline and the matching employer contribution.

For additional details and applications please click on the links below. If you have questions or would like additional information, contact the Bureau of Rural Health and Primary at (208) 334-0669 or

SLRP Site Application

SLRP Practitioner Application

First Place
This picture was submitted by Karen Matthews in Bear Lake, Idaho.
"This is a picture of Brenda Jacobson, our yoga instructor.  During the summer, we do a 'Yoga on the Beach' fitness class at Bear Lake with Brenda instructing.  Of all my exercise classes, this one is my absolute favorite!!!  This picture was taken at Fish Haven, Idaho.  Due to our rural nature, we are fortunate to be able to access the beautiful lake and beach."

Second Place
This picture was submitted by Marcia Mormon in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
"Over 48 businesses, and 300 individuals within the local retail stores, grocery stores, offices, and restaurants wore Boundary Community Hospitals' pink t-shirts on the Mayoral Breast Cancer Early Detection Proclamation Day in October.  Those workers who could get away from work attended the Mayoral Proclamation.  This photo was shot at noon at the proclamation.  The mayor, Dave Anderson, is the guy in pink."

Honorable Mention
This picture was submitted by Melissa Hathorn from Weiser, Idaho.
"This photograph represents the experience  and enduring commitment of delicate, working hands of the compassionate, generous, women volunteers of 'The Friends of Weiser Memorial Foundation'.  

The health of individuals is part of what makes a community vibrant and attractive like a rose.  'The Friends of Weiser Memorial Foundation' is like a stem of a rose that creates a strong foundation of support, and, hels to hold a rural community hospital together.  for nearly thirty (30) years, hands like those in this photo have passed-on a tradition of volunteering.  During that time, they have set an example for other women who have joined 'The Friends of Weiser Memorial Foundation', and, who wish to continue that traditional way of expressing true love for our rural community hospital, 'The Friends of Weiser Memorial Foundation' have established an example to be continued by future generations.

'The Friends of Weiser Memorial Foundation' are often unseen and have collectively, quietly, and with enjoyment, dedicated time, talents, finances, and unconditional hard work to preserve the health of people in our rural community.