(March 16, 2012) The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations for the National Advisory Council (NAC) on the National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
. Five open positions will be available on the Council and nominees who have been selected will be invited to serve a 3-year term beginning after July 2012.Position Eligibility:
The NHSC is requesting nominations for individuals with a background in primary care, oral health, and mental/behavioral health. Individuals should also have expertise in one or more of the following: working with underserved populations, health care policy, recruitment and retention, site administration, customer service, marketing, organizational partnerships, research, and clinical practice. The NHSC is looking for nominees that currently or have previously filled a roll as: site administrators, physicians, dentist, dental hygienists, mid-level professionals, mental or behavioral health professionals, and NHSC scholars or loan repayors.Responsibilities of the NAC include:
(1) Serving as a forum to identify the priorities for the NHSC and bringing forward and anticipating future program issues and concerns through ongoing communication with program staff, professional organizations, communities and program participants; (2) functioning as a sounding board for proposed policy changes by tilizing the varying levels of expertise represented on the Council to advise on specific program areas; and (3) developing and distributing white papers and briefs that clearly state issues and/or concerns relating to the NHSC with specific recommendations for necessary policy revisions.The NAC on the NHSC
is a group of health care providers and administrators who are experts in the issues that communities with a shortage of primary care professionals face in meeting their health care needs. The NAC advises the Secretary of HHS, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator and the Director of the NHSC on national policies related to the NHSC and identifies strategic priorities for the NHSC. For more information on the NAC on the NHSC, visit http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/corpsexperience/aboutus/nationaladvisorycouncil/.
Interested individuals are requested to forward a current CV and biographical sketch to Mary-Lynn Bender, AACOM Government Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org
by no later than close of business on Friday, March 23, 2012
. Nominees must be willing to serve as a member of the NAC and have no conflict of interest that would preclude membership.