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Rural Health
Resources by State: Wisconsin

Mapping Our Way to Success: Wisconsin’s Physician Workforce, 2018 Healthcare Workforce Report
Profiles physicians in Wisconsin and provides projections for the primary care physician workforce into the year 2035 by analyzing additional data, such as the supply of physicians from medical schools, Graduate Medical Education (GME) training, and recruitment. Discusses the expected physician workforce need in rural communities. Includes statistics on Wisconsin physicians by rural-urban community area (RUCA) categories and specialty and other county-level data.
Additional links: Issue Brief
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce
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Strengthening the Workforce to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Rural Areas
Highlights rural workforce initiatives related to maternity and childbirth services and discusses strategies to improve rural pregnancy outcomes. Features a training program at a Critical Access Hospital in Alaska and a rural OB-GYN residency program in Wisconsin.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
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Comprehensive Rural Population Health: Where is the General Surgeon?
Provides an overview of the role that general surgeons play, discusses the importance of surgical access, and describes efforts underway to attract students into the field and to train the rural surgical workforce.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Post-Acute Care: Healthcare Leaders Offer Practical Solutions to Workforce Challenges
Describes methods for preparing and supporting healthcare workers who provide post-acute care in rural areas. Highlights programs that empower and train staff, maximize community partnerships, involve community health workers, and use telemonitoring.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Wisconsin Health Professional Shortage Areas: Primary Health Care
Shows population-based and facility-based primary health care Federally Designated Health Professional Shortage Areas in Wisconsin.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Wisconsin Health Professional Shortage Areas: Mental Health Care
Shows population-based and facility-based mental health care Federally Designated Health Professional Shortage Areas in Wisconsin.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Wisconsin Health Professional Shortage Areas: Dental Health Care
Shows population-based and facility-based dental health care Federally Designated Health Professional Shortage Areas in Wisconsin.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Behavioral Health Integration into Primary Care
Profile of a rural health system, Western Wisconsin Health (WWH), and its work to deliver behavioral health services. Provides an overview of how behavioral health providers and services were integrated with primary care, with a cultural change to focus on whole-person care. Includes information on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for the behavioral health services provided at WWH's Rural Health Clinic. Discusses how WWH behavioral health providers offer telehealth services to other rural areas of Wisconsin.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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National Trends in Drinking Water Quality Violations
Examines patterns in health-related violations in the Safe Drinking Water Act by analyzing data from 17,900 community water systems from 1982-2015. Identifies vulnerability factors in communities and water systems. Includes a rural and urban comparison of total violations by water system, and county-level information on violation hot spots and spatial trends in community water systems.
Author(s): Maura Allaire, Haowei Wu, Upmanu Lall
Citation: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of American, 2018
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
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Wisconsin Number of Providers Needed: Dental Health Care
Shows the number of providers needed to remove the Dental Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designation for each county in the state of Wisconsin.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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