CHA News Article

Song-Brown Application Release Dates Announced

The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development has announced that applications for the Song-Brown Healthcare Workforce Training Programs will be released July 18 for family medicine, Aug. 2 for family nurse practitioners/physician assistants, and Oct. 3 for registered nurses. Established in 1973 to increase the number of family physicians providing needed medical services to Californians, the program encourages universities and primary care health professionals to provide health care in medically underserved areas by providing financial support for primary care and family practice residency programs throughout California. It does not provide funding to individual students.

Currently, 42 family medicine residency programs, nine primary care residency programs, 33 registered nurse education programs and 18 family nurse practitioner/physician assistant programs receive ongoing support from the Song-Brown program to improve access to health care services.