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News by Topic: Health workforce pipeline

May 2, 2024 - Provides an overview of the Rural Pharmacy Education Program (RPHARM) at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Discusses enrollment trends, closures of independent rural pharmacies, and challenges faced by rural pharmacists.
Source: AgriNews
Apr 25, 2024 - Describes a medical school recruitment program for rural Georgia teenagers. Discusses program successes and rural physician shortages that remain.
Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting, PBS, NPR
Apr 24, 2024 - Announces funding from the Delta Regional Authority for training emergency medical service (EMS) workforce in rural Arkansas. Discusses workforce shortages in the Arkansas Delta. The initiative will include both recruiting youth into the workforce as well as advancing the training of already employed paramedics.
Source: Talk Business & Politics
Apr 18, 2024 - Describes a program for rural underserved high school students in Tennessee interested in healthcare careers, aiming to recruit students into the healthcare field. The program offers hands-on experience with the medical field.
Source: ETSU News
Apr 11, 2024 - Discusses proposed legislation for a residential high school aiming to address rural healthcare workforce shortages in Alabama. Notes that the school would be the fourth residential school in the state, but the first one in a rural area.
Source: Alabama Daily News