Fall 2015 application period has closed. Award determinations and notifications have been made.
Notice Regarding Program Changes: House Bill 88/House Enrolled Act 60 modifiedthe Program (W.S. 35-1-1101) during the 2015 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature. To view the proposed amended Rules and Regulations, please click here.
Click HERE for the original Rules and Regulations for the Wyoming Physician Recruitment Grant Program. To receive updates throughout the Rules promulgation process, please click the “E-mail Us” link above and request to be added to the Rules e-mail list.
The intent of the Wyoming Physician Recruitment Program is to enhance the ability of medically underserved Wyoming communities to recruit physicians to improve access to care for Wyoming’s citizens. Hospitals, clinics, physicians and other appropriate Wyoming agencies can apply for up to $80,000 in state funds to assist in physician recruitment. Awards are expected to be highly competitive due to the number of counties experiencing a shortage of physicians. The Wyoming Healthcare Commission’s January 2008 report identified 17 counties below the national average physician to population ratio of 2.81:1,000. Eight of these counties are less than 1:1,000 with the two counties of greatest need at about 25% of the national average physician to population ratio.
The program is administered by the Office of Rural Health, Rural and Frontier Health Section, Public Health Division, Wyoming Department of Health. It is authorized and funded by the State of Wyoming. Program requirements are established by W.S. 35-1-1101 (Statute). The program Rules are promulgated through the Wyoming Department of Health (Rules).
Program Contact Information
Healthcare Workforce and Primary Care Office Manager
Office of Rural Health
6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 420
Cheyenne, WY 82002
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