The Contributions of Community Colleges to the Education of Allied Health Professionals in Rural Areas of the United States
Examines the availability and importance of community colleges for educating the rural allied health workforce. Discusses which allied health occupations are most affected, the contributions of rural community colleges, and the potential for using distance education to overcome geographic barriers. Addresses the distance from community colleges with allied health programs to Critical Access Hospitals and the implications for workforce recruitment.
Susan M. Skillman, Gina A. Keppel, Davis G. Patterson, Mark P. Doescher
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Allied health · Critical Access Hospitals · Health workforce education and training · Hospitals · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data