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Rural Health
News by Topic: Recruitment and retention of health professionals

Oct 7, 2019 - Graduates of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina have begun practicing, but only three of the eight chose to settle down in a rural community. Examines the challenges associated with recruiting physicians to rural areas and strategies rural medicine programs are taking to expose students to rural options.
Source: USA Today
Sep 26, 2019 - Features a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in rural Kansas that recruits graduates trained in obstetrics by offering student loan forgiveness and time off to serve internationally. Highlights how providers have embraced the community's diverse culture and built trust with their patients.
Source: American Hospital Association
Sep 25, 2019 - Provides an overview of an immersion program at the University of Missouri that takes medical students on farm tours to engage them with rural communities. With a shortage of rural healthcare professionals, the program aims to recruit individuals to less populated areas.
Source: KBIA
Sep 24, 2019 - Radio interview with Dr. Quintin Brubaker, a resident physician at the West Virginia University Department of Family Medicine. Topics covered include healthcare policy, physician retention, and how Brubaker went from majoring in history to becoming a doctor.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
Sep 21, 2019 - Discusses the shortage of nurses, specifically at hospitals in rural areas. With an aging population and more nurses retiring, Tennessee and Virginia health systems are exploring ways to increase recruitment and retention of their nursing staff.
Source: The Roanoke Times
Sep 18, 2019 - Examines the shortage of physicians in rural areas and ways in which healthcare organizations can recruit and retain young doctors and other clinical staff. Tactics include allowing physician autonomy, a team-based culture, family recruitment, and senior leadership involvement.
Source: Health Leaders
Sep 12, 2019 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is hosting a free Virtual Job Fair Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 6:45 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. Eastern. This event is held to connect job-seeking primary care trainees and clinicians with healthcare sites.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
Sep 5, 2019 - The Rural America Health Corps Act, legislation recently introduced and co-sponsored by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, is built upon the National Health Service Corp model and would create a 5-year student loan forgiveness program for students who commit to serving in a rural community.
Source: WSIU Public Broadcasting (IL)
Sep 3, 2019 - Residents of the western side of Franklin County, MA have few choices when it comes to primary care. There are only two physicians in the area and neither is accepting new patients. While nurse practitioners have helped to shorten the wait-time for patients, recruiting new physicians has been difficult and the remaining physicians say their practices are struggling financially. Highlights efforts underway to help address the problem.
Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette
Aug 23, 2019 - Radio interview focused on the shortage of mental health providers in rural Nebraska. Highlights a program to help retain rural providers, efforts by rural school districts to provide mental health access and address stigma, and a workforce pipeline program. Part of the "Nebraska: State of Mental Health" project.
Source: NET News