For hospitals and health systems seeking to expand training opportunities in rural areas and high-demand occupations, the time to apply for WHA-created grants is now. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has applications open for Graduate Medical Education (GME), Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) and Allied Health Professional training grants.
GME grants, based on WHA’s 86% equation, are used to create new programs or expand existing programs. These grants were implemented by DHS in 2013 and were so successful that in 2017 grant programs modelled after the GME grants were created for APC and allied health professionals.
To date, these matching grant programs have spurred more than $56 million invested in new or expanded training programs for in-demand health care professions. DHS has already awarded 89 total grants. Wisconsin has grown 149 more GME residency slots and when that pipeline is full, there will be an additional 54 physicians each year for our state.
Grant applications are available at the following links:
There is still plenty of time to get your application submitted to DHS. Contact WHA’s Ann Zenk
if you have questions about Grow Your Own grants or any other health care workforce issue.