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Rural Health
Resources by State: Virginia

Identifying Bright Spots in Appalachian Health: Statistical Analysis
Describes analysis used in assessing how Appalachia's 420 counties scored in 19 health indicators, and identifies counties with health outcomes that were better than expected. Features statistics and county-level maps showing economic status. Second in a series of reports exploring health issues in Appalachia.
Author(s): G. Mark Holmes, Nancy M. Lane, William Holding, et al.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, PDA, Inc., The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey
Provides state and county-level information on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Includes breakdowns by five levels of urban or rural county types.
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Virginia's Licensed Nurse Practitioner Workforce: Comparison by Specialty
Results of a survey of 3,273 Virginia Licensed Nurse Practitioners (NPs), conducted from October 2016 through September 2017. Features statistics including percentages of Virginia NPs who grew up in rural areas and who are currently practicing in a non-metro location.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Speech-Language Pathology Workforce: 2017
An overview of the speech-language pathologist (SLP) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2017 Speech-Language Pathologist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of SLPs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Pharmacist Workforce: 2017
An overview of the pharmacist workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2017 Pharmacist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of pharmacists in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Recruitment and Retention: Overcoming the Rural EMS Dilemma
Reports on rural emergency medical services (EMS) workforce challenges and identifies innovative approaches to meet these challenges, highlighting programs in several states. Includes a list of 4 EMS recruitment and retention tactics for rural communities.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Virginia's Pharmacy Technician Workforce: 2017
An overview of the pharmacy technician workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2017 Pharmacy Technician Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of pharmacy technicians in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Audiologist Workforce: 2017
An overview of the audiologist workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2017 Audiologist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of audiologists in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States
Shares strategies that states can use to reform their long-term services and supports (LTSS) framework, focusing on improving LTSS in two key areas: rebalancing LTSS to increase the proportion of LTSS provided in community-based settings, and integrating LTSS with physical and behavioral health services through managed care. Uses case studies to provide real-life examples of each strategy, and discusses rural-specific considerations throughout.
Author(s): Stephanie Anthony, Arielle Traub, Sarah Lewis, et al.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Virginia's Licensed Nurse Practitioner Workforce: 2017
An overview of the licensed nurse practitioners (NPs) in Virginia based on data from the 2017 Licensed Nurse Practitioner Workforce Survey. Offers insight into the number of NPs in rural Virginia as well as how many grew up in rural areas of Virginia.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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