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Resources by Topic: Allied health

Network Spotlight: Indiana Rural Workforce Innovation Network
Provides an overview of the Indiana Rural Workforce Innovation Network (IRWIN) through an interview with Cindy Large, Heather Grable, and Amnah Anwar from the Indiana Rural Health Association. Focuses on IRWIN's achievements and insights as members work to strengthen Indiana's rural allied health workforce through recruitment, training, certification, and job placement.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Nebraska 2016 State Designated Shortage Areas: Oral & Allied Health
Shows county-level shortage areas throughout Nebraska for general dentistry, pediatric dentistry & oral surgery, pharmacist, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Rural Health Advisory Commission
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Wisconsin Healthcare Workforce 2015 Report
Annual report of the Wisconsin Hospital Association detailing healthcare workforce conditions in the state. Includes statistics and data broken down by current workforce trends, and urban and non-urban vacancies. Also discusses emerging trends and recommendations for employers, educators, and policymakers.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Hospital Association
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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.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, Gina A. Keppel, Davis G. Patterson, Mark P. Doescher
Date: 10/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Allied Health Workforce and Services: Workshop Summary
Highlights of a workshop held on May 9-10, 2011. Examines the current allied health care workforce and considers how it can contribute to improving health care access, quality, and effectiveness. Chapter six discusses rural education and training.
Author(s): Board on Health Care Services
Date: 12/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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A Rural-Urban Comparison of Allied Health Average Hourly Wages
Explores the hourly wage differences of allied health care professionals in rural and urban areas. Discusses whether a wage deviation contributes to the health care workforce shortage issues found in rural areas.
Author(s): Indira Richardson, Rebecca Slifkin, Randy Randolph, Mark Holmes
Date: 01/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Recruitment and Retention of a Quality Health Workforce in Rural Areas, Number 11: Allied Health
Addresses the rural healthcare workforce needs focused a broader spectrum of health care providers including dentists, pharmacists, EMS and allied health professionals.
Date: 10/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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The Trend Toward the Clinical Doctorate in Allied Health: Implications for Rural Communities
Examines how the transition to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree has affected the supply and quality of rural physical therapy care.
Author(s): Janet K. Freburger, Jennifer King, Rebecca Slifkin
Date: 08/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Network Spotlight
Monthly feature sharing best practices and insights from leaders of FORHP funded Network Development, Allied Health, or HIT Workforce grant programs. Each article highlights a different grantee and is written in question and answer format.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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