NHSC Logo (Larger)About This Initiative

The NHSC Empowerment Initiative is an exclusive curriculum for NHSC Scholars, Students to Service (S2S) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) participants, and leadership within NHSC-approved sites. This curriculum is supported by the Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) and the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW). The two main goals of the NHSC Empowerment Initiative are to:

  • Equip NHSC participants with the information they need to succeed as they enter the workforce and begin caring for patients with complex medical needs and barriers to care
  • Guide NHSC-approved sites in their efforts to support clinician well-being and develop organizational resilience


Through this Initiative, NHSC participants and their NHSC-approved site Points of Contact (POCs) will learn about evidence-based recommendations and practical tools to:

  • Reduce health inequities in their patient populations and communities
  • Address the social determinants of health of their patients
  • Identify and manage burnout in themselves and colleagues
  • Create efficient, supportive, and healthy work environments

The 2024 curriculum will launch January 3rd. NHSC participants and site POCs will receive emails as webinars are announced and new publications are released.

Visit the Webinar Information page to read about upcoming webinars and access new resources on our Publications page!


Help Prepare NHSC Participants for Success!

If you have expertise addressing clinician burnout and improving workforce wellness, screening for and addressing social determinants of health in patients, or creating interventions to reduce health disparities in your clinic and community, ACU would love to hear from you! We’re recruiting webinar presenters with the aforementioned expertise for our Initiative. The webinars will take place January-August 2024 and honoraria are available for confirmed presenters. Please fill out our Speaker Interest Form, and we will reach out to you. Participation from current and former NHSC participants is particularly encouraged!

Updating Your Site POC Contact Information

*NHSC-Approved Sites are required to have at least two BHW Customer Service Portal accounts for Site POCs. These POCs have been invited to participate in the Initiative and regularly receive emails about opportunities to access materials and register for webinars. Please check in with your Site POCs to ensure that they are receiving the emails and are able to forward them to the appropriate staff at your organizations. If your Site POC information needs to be updated and you want to add new contacts to stay informed of this Initiative, NHSC-Approved Sites can update their Site POCs at any time through the BHW Customer Service Portal.

Need Support?

  • Email nhsc@clinicians.org for webinar registration assistance or general questions about the Initiative.
  • If you have questions or concerns about your role in the NHSC or at your site, please call the BHW Customer Care Center at 1-800-221-9393  or send a message through the NHSC Participant Portal.