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News by Topic: Recruitment and retention of health professionals

Combating Alabama’s Rural Doctor Shortage
Mar 14, 2018 - Details Alabama's demand for physicians to work in rural areas and the work of the University of Alabama's Rural Health Leaders Pipeline to meet this demand. This collection of programs do outreach to rural elementary and middle schools to get kids interested in medical careers, offer a glimpse at pre-med college life for high school students, and provide a five-year rural medical education program beginning during the last year before med school.
Source: WBHM 90.3
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A Conversation with Burke Kline
Mar 13, 2018 - Radio interview with Dr. Burke Kline, CEO of Greeley County Health Services, a remote, frontier Critical Access Hospital that manages two Rural Health Clinics in Tribune, Kansas. Discussion includes the work of Greeley County Health Services including recruitment of healthcare providers and becoming an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), among other things.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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Family Ties Keeps One Rural OB-GYN Practicing in Eastern NC, Despite Challenges
Mar 1, 2018 - Highlights the practice of one rural OB-GYN in North Carolina. Touches on the barriers that practices face in rural areas, including recruitment and retention, and on the specific health needs he sees in his practice, including women with substance abuse issues and chronic illnesses.
Source: North Carolina Health News
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IHS: Request for Public Comment: 30 Day Notice for Extension of the Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Federal Register
Feb 14, 2018 - Notice from the Indian Health Service (IHS) requesting OMB approval to continue collecting information as part of the IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP) application process. Collected information is used to determine applicants' eligibility for the IHS LRP, which repays all or part of eligible health professionals education-related debt in exchange for an initial two-year service commitment to practice full-time at an eligible IHS facility. To ensure consideration, comments regarding the proposed information collection extension should be submitted by March 16, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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Rural Parts of North Carolina Need More Doctors. He’s Trying to Change That.
Feb 14, 2018 - Interview with Dr. Robert Bashford, the Assistant Dean of the University of North Carolina's School of Medicine's Rural Initiative Program, a program that offers debt-forgiveness to med students who agree to work in rural and underserved areas of the state. Also touches on the need to address social determinants of health with patients.
Source: The News & Observer
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A Conversation with Ryan Neville
Feb 13, 2018 - Radio interview with Ryan Neville, the President and CEO of Memorial Medical Center, a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in Wisconsin. Discussion includes challenges related to providing care in rural areas and effective methods of physician recruitment and retention, among other things.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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