The Supply and Rural-Urban Distribution of the Obstetrical Care Workforce in the U.S
Highlights the supply of obstetrical care workers in rural and urban areas in the U.S. Compares rates of midwives, advanced practice midwives, obstetricians, and family practice physicians who deliver babies per 100,000 women of childbearing age in rural counties. Features a state-by state analysis and state-level profiles.
Author(s): Davis Patterson, Holly Andrilla, Lisa Garberson Date: 06/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center view details
What Commute Patterns Can Tell Us About the Supply of Allied Health Workers and Registered Nurses
Analyzes commuting patterns among people in 11 allied health occupations and 2 categories of registered nurses. Intended to help workforce planners understand the local supply of workers, measure productivity and the gain or loss in earnings due to increased commuting, and identify opportunities for benefits such as transportation subsidies. Discusses incentives that could be offered to rural nurses that might encourage them to seek work in their own communities. Features statistics on work characteristics, average wages, and average commute times among people in the occupations studied.
Author(s): Arati Dahal, Susan M. Skillman, Davis G. Patterson, Bianca K. Frogner Date: 05/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies view details
State Incentive Programs that Encourage Allied Health Professionals to Provide Care for Rural and Underserved Populations
Policy brief investigating allied health incentive programs at the state level by examining their goals, policies, practices, and available data on their achievement in recruiting and retaining allied health professionals to rural and underserved areas. Nearly 70 programs were surveyed and documented that provided financial support or training opportunities for 39 different types of allied health professionals and students in return for a service commitment.
Author(s): Malaika R. Schwartz, Davis G. Patterson, Rachelle L. McCarty Date: 12/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies view details
Network Spotlight: Indiana Rural Workforce Innovation Network
An overview of the Indiana Rural Workforce Innovation Network (IRWIN) provided during 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 view details
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.
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 view details
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 view details