Invitation for Applications for Nomination to Utah Workforce Program - Geriatric Advisory Committee member position

To our members,

We are extending an invitation for nomination to the position of Utah Workforce Program - Geriatric Advisory Committee member.

Utah's Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program was refunded this year for the first time since 2009. This program offers loan repayment contracts to specified health care providers who are willing to serve in medically underserved areas of Utah for at least two years. This program is administered by a committee that is selected by the Executive Director of the Utah Department of Health based upon suggestions/nominations from knowledgeable organizations. One of the members of this committee must be a "geriatric health professional (who has had advanced training in geriatrics) nominated by their professional association." Committee members serve without compensation, but they may receive mileage reimbursement and a meal allowance for attending meetings. In the past, we have usually held two, half-day meetings in Salt Lake City, each year to operate this program. An additional meeting may be required the first year since the program has not been funded for so long. Questions may be sent to Dr. Marc Babitz at mbabitz@utah.gov.

Butch Abueg
UGS President