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Healthforce NH

Do You Have an Innovative Idea?

Health care workforce needs are critical in New Hampshire and require new and innovative thinking to address recruitment, retention, and sustainability. The primary goal of the Innovation Challenge is to promote and support innovative ventures in the health care workforce space in New Hampshire.

There are dedicated advocates and organizations throughout New Hampshire hosting a wide range of programs and resources to help address health care workforce challenges in the state, as below. Our goal is to raise awareness for their valuable work. If you have an initiative you would like included, please send an email to


State/Federal J-1 Visa Waiver Program (Conrad 30 Waiver Program)

Point of Contact:

Lead Organization:

Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, NH Department of Health and Human Services


Description of Project:

This program enables physicians who have come to the US for their fellowship or residency to stay in the US after their program through the J-1 Visa Waiver Program if they practice in a health professional shortage area, or serve patients in a shortage area.