General Information:  If you are looking for a job in a rural community with beautiful landscapes, friendly people, culturally diverse populations and generous benefits - look no further - Arizona is your destination.  Arizona is recognized for its natural beauty, high quality of life, and its ongoing innovation in all fields from agriculture to technology. Whether you enjoy hiking, skiing, the arts, or relaxing at the spa, there’s a place for you in Arizona.   Why not  make the Grand Canyon State the next place you call home.

Arizona is the 6th largest state in the U.S. by area and is home to about 6.4 million people. The state’s culturally diverse population is one of the fastest growing with 21 federally recognized Native American tribes/nations and more than 1.9 million people or 30% of Hispanic ethnicity. Many health care providers enjoy the benefits of living and working in a rural community.

The Arizona Rural Recruitment & Retention Program (Arizona 3RNet) at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) provides assistance to health providers seeking jobs in rural Arizona and health facilities seeking necessary providers. Through this site, you can view or post job opportunities. 

Click here to visit the Center for Rural Health website.


Key Points

Arizona Loan Repayment Program

Primary care providers may be eligible for up to $40,000 of tax-free loan repayment for a minimum service of two years or up to $87,000 for a four year commitment through the Arizona State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP). Modeled after the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC), SLRP will repay qualifying educational loans in return for primary care services in communities located in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Allopathic and Osteopathic Physicians in General Practice, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, or General Dentistry, and midlevel providers such as Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Certified Nurse Midwives may be eligible if working full-time (40 hours per week) in public/private, non-profit OR rural private practices. For more information, please visit the SLRP website or you may call Ana Roscetti at (602) 542-1066.

Empowering Providers for a Healthy Arizona

Arizona has a shortage of primary care providers needed to address the healthcare needs of our most vulnerable populations. Our healthcare workforce is vital to state initiatives to expand access to primary care services and provide health and wellness for all Arizonans.  The Arizona Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, Bureau of Health Systems Development is pleased to present the Arizona Health Care Connection, a quarterly newsletter designed to support and empower your efforts to serve our community.  Here's the direct link 


Specialties Sought

Available Opportunities:  Administrative/Managers, Audiologist, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice/Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Physician Assistant, Pharmacist, Psychiatrist/Psychologist, Radiologist, Social Worker.


Associate Members

The Arizona Rural Recruitment & Retention Program at the CRH works closely with the Bureau of Health Systems Development (HSD) at the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers both based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Ana Lyn Roscetti, MPH, Workforce Section Manager

Bureau of Health Systems Development, Arizona Department of Health Services

150 N. 18th Avenue, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ  85007

Tel:  620.542.1066    Fax:  602.542.2011 (Attn:  J-1 Visa Waiver)    Email:


Lourdes Paez, Workforce Development Coordinator

Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers

700 E. Jefferson Street, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ  85034

Tel:  602.288-7550    Email:

J-1 Visa Information and Other Available Programs:

J1 Contact Information

Ana Roscetti
Bureau of Health Systems Development, AZ Dept. of Health Services
105 N. 18th Avenue, Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-1066
Fax: 602-542-2011 (mark Attn: J-1 Visa Waiver)
Visit the HSD website for more iformation on the J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Additional Contacts

Ana Roscetti
Tel: 602-542-1066
Fax: 602-542-2011

Michael Abbott
Tel: 602-542-2904
Fax: 602-542-2011


Seeing the Background ‘Patient Story’ Empowers Family Care Coordinator

Nov 25, 2013 Comments: 0 Topics: NRHD Blog Series , Somerton , Lifetime Health Diary , Lynda Bergsma

Being able to view a background ‘Patient Story’ - comprised of clinical data, psycho-social data and lifestyle data - has enabled Family Care Coordinators to contribute to improving the care plan and the health outcomes of their patients at the Regional Center for Border Health in the small rural community of Somerton, Arizona, only a few miles from the U.S./Mexico border.  


Arizona Rural Health Conference, August 20-21, 2013  |  Prescott, Arizona.

Pre-conference Session:  3RNet:  Recruiting for Rural Arizona.  Click here to view the presentation



ADHS Rural Recruiment Forum

January 15, 2013

Phoenix, Arizona

The two-day Forum was a success!  Click here to veiw the presentations.



Joyce Hospodar
Center for Rural Health, The University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
1295 N Martin Ave, Bldg A202
P.O. Box 245177
Tucson, AZ 85724
Phone: 520-626-2432
Fax: 520-626-3101
Visit the Center for Rural Heath Webpage

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