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North Dakota Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map displaying North Dakota's designated dental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) and dental HPSA facilities.
Additional links: North Dakota Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas with Scores
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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National Health Service Corps Site Reference Guide
Provides clarification for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites regarding eligibility requirements, qualification factors, compliance, roles and responsibilities, and other factors for becoming as NHSC approved site. This document is a supplemental resource to the information provided in the online NHSC Site Application.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Improving Rural Oral Healthcare Access
Policy position brief discussing the oral and systemic health connection and the dental workforce shortage. Highlights the need for interprofessional education and offers recommendations for improving access to rural oral healthcare.
Author(s): Joni Nelson, Jacob Thatcher, Joy Williams
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Washington Program Trains Dental Super-Generalists to Serve Rural Communities
Features the University of Washington School of Dentistry's Regional Initiatives in Dental Education (RIDE) program. Describes how the program is structured to create a “super-generalist” able to meet oral health needs in rural and underserved areas. Discusses the program's success placing graduates in rural locations.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Kansas Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas, 2018
Map of Kansas identifying the counties designated as dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and the counties designated as geographic dental HPSAs.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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The Status of the Healthcare Workforce in the State of Nebraska
Provides an overview of the healthcare workforce in Nebraska and reports county-level data. Includes statistics and information on physicians, physician assistants, nursing professionals, dental professionals, pharmacy professionals, emergency medical technicians, other allied health professionals, and other non-physician clinicians. Covers the demographic profile of the state and the designated Health Professions Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Nebraska.
Author(s): Fernando A. Wilson, Nizar K. Wehbi, Jamie Larson, et al.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Nebraska Area Health Education Centers, University of Nebraska Medical Center: Center for Health Policy
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Oklahoma Health Professional Shortage Areas - Dental Care
Map of Oklahoma with counties delineated identifying the location of designated Dental Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) facilities and Dental Health HPSAs by designation type.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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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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Nebraska Health Professional Shortage Area: Dental 2018
Shows dental health health professional shortage areas throughout Nebraska.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Trends in the Provision of Oral Health Services by Federally Qualified Health Centers
Summarizes trends in recent years and factors that predict likelihood of an FQHC providing general or specialty oral health services. Features statistics including breakdowns by percentage of population living in rural areas.
Author(s): Simona Surdu, Margaret Langelier
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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