Support for Service to Health Care Practitioners (SHARP)

The Support-for-Service to Health Care Practitioners (SHARP I and II) loan repayment and incentive program is providing multiple and sustainable opportunities for pharmacists in Alaska.  The program helps to recruit fairly new health professionals to provide services in under-served areas and receive loan repayment for two years with additional years on a year to year basis.  Skilled professionals can also be retained through the incentive program utilizing three year contracts and two tier levels for half-time or full-time employment.  Pharmacist placements are eligible as Tier-1.

Job Opportunities & Programs

Click HERE to read an article published in the April 2017 edition of the Alaska Journal of Commerce about the program.

Practitioner and Site Application Solicitation:  6/15/18 – 8/31/18 at 5:00 pm

  • The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is proud to announce our new SHARP-1 clinician loan repayment opportunity for selected healthcare practitioners (2018 – 2019).  This is the Alaska SHARP program’s standard solicitation for clinician applicants.  DHSS Public Notice is posted at:  https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=190423 .

Program Manager:

Robert Sewell, MA, Ph.D
SHARP Program–Alaska Healthcare Workforce
HPSD, Division of Public Health, Alaska DHSS
Phone:  907-465-4065, Email