J-1 Visa Project

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February 2002
The purpose of this project is to delineate policy options for continued use of foreign born health professionals in rural areas using the J-1 Visa program. We will prepare a report on the use of the program in recent years, the interactive effects of the J-1 program and the National Health Service Corps, and the needs for health professionals in rural areas. Once the report is complete, the RUPRI Rural Health Panel will review the report and develop policy options for consideration, and will compile a document including background, policy options, and recommendations. That document will be distributed to persons invited to a special meeting to discuss the future use of J-1 Visas. The RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis will prepare a summary of the discussion from the meeting.