2022 West Virginia Health Sciences and Rural Health Report
Review of medical school enrollment, licensing rates, student debt ratios, residency training, and retention rates in West Virginia, with special focus on the Rural Health Initiative Program. Includes dental and pharmacy program profiles, and describes the Medical Student Loan Program and the Health Sciences Service Program, providing financial awards to health professionals who agree to practice in underserved areas of West Virginia.
Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission view details
Dental Therapy Resource Guide
Describes the role of dental therapists in expanding access to dental health care in rural and underserved communities. Outlines the status of state laws and regulations regarding dental therapy education and practice as of August 2021. Compares the scope of practice of dental therapists to other dental care providers.
Date: 11/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers view details
Health Professional Shortage Areas: Dental Care
Printable map that shows nonmetropolitan and micropolitan dental care HPSAs on one color scale and metropolitan dental care HPSAs on another. Data source: data.HRSA.gov
Date: 11/2022 Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
The Financial and Policy Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on U.S. Dental Care Workers
Research brief evaluating trends and differences of the dental healthcare workforce before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Assesses the impact of dental healthcare worker (DHCW) shortages by state and geographic region, and mentions rural throughout. Features statistics on wages and total number of employed DHCWs by profession type from 2015-2021, and a state-level map showing percent change in DHCWs from 2019-2021.
Author(s): Sean Boynes, Hayam Megally, Don Clermont, et al. Date: 10/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Institute of Dental Public Health view details
Moral Distress Among Clinicians Working in US Safety Net Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed Methods Study
Explores the causes and levels of moral distress experienced by clinicians treating low-income primary care, dental, and behavioral health patients in safety net practices and participating in education loan repayment programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Features statistics on reported degree of moral distress related to work experienced during the pandemic, with breakdowns by discipline and practice type, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, Indian Health Service or tribal site, and Rural Health Clinics.
Author(s): Donald E. Pathman, Jeffrey Sonis, Thomas E Rauner, et al. Citation: BMJ Open, 2022 Date: 08/2022 Type: Document view details
Assessing the Characteristics of New York State Dentists Serving Medicaid Beneficiaries
Results of a study exploring the demographic, educational, and practice characteristics of dentists in New York, to understand which factors are associated with dentists' participation and their level of participation in the Medicaid program. Features statistics with breakdowns by rural or urban location.
Author(s): Shen Wang, Robert Martiniano, Kristen Stiegler Date: 08/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies view details