Iowa Academy of Family Physicians Foundation

Award / $50,000

Priority / Healthcare Workforce Development

Location / Des Moines, IA Statewide focus

Grant Summary:

TCI funding supports an existing loan repayment program for one year for one primary care physician practicing in rural Iowa. The Rural Primary Care Loan Repayment program has put in place an innovative physician supply line to the state’s most underserved areas, removed one of the most significant barriers to physicians choosing to practice primary care and has strengthened the state’s primary care network, which will reduce hospitalizations and ultimately reduce health care costs in the state of Iowa.