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What We Do

Health Planning and Systems Development runs programs that strengthen health care access with a focus on rural areas and underserved populations. We also conduct statewide health planning to help sustain organized and efficient health care delivery in Alaska. 

Next Possible Funding Opportunity

The Alaska SHARP Program has submitted a grant application to the Health Resources and Services Administration for another round of funding from the HRSA State Loan Repayment Program.   This program commonly referred to as SHARP-I, or “Traditional” SHARP, offers two-year loan repayment opportunities to qualified primary care clinicians who work in federal Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Notices of award will be sent prior to September 1, 2014.  If SHARP receives approval from federal HRSA, then clinician application solicitation is expected to occur between September 1st through October 31st, with contract start dates for selected clinicians to be about November 15th.  Check this website periodically for updates.

Public Notice

Our work focuses on:

  • Health Care Delivery
  • Workforce Development
  • Health Care Financing and Reimbursement Strategies
  • Facility Planning