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North Carolina Dental Health - Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
County-level map of Health Professional Shortage Areas for dental health in North Carolina, including population and geographic HPSA score ranges. Indicates counties containing at least one HPSA facility.
Date: 06/2023
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
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North Carolina Health Professional Shortage Area: 2022 Profile
Fact sheet on Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in North Carolina, covering primary, mental health, and dental HPSAs. Includes county-level maps showing population and geographic HPSA score ranges, and indicates counties that contain at least one HPSA facility.
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
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Training the Primary Care Workforce to Deliver Team-Based Care in Underserved Areas: The Teaching Health Center Program
Provides an overview of the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program. Describes the THCGME program's outcomes in training primary care medical and dental providers, the practice settings of THCGME family medicine graduates, and services provided by program graduates. Profiles four THCGME programs, including three programs that serve tribal or rural areas. Discusses challenges facing Teaching Health Centers, proposed solutions, and key takeaways and recommendations for policymakers.
Author(s): Emily Hawes, Jacob Rains, Candice Chen, Erin Fraher
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund
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New Hampshire's Dental Health HPSAs
County-level map showing Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas in New Hampshire.
Date: 06/2023
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: New Hampshire Rural Health & Primary Care
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Oregon Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas
Shows a county-level map of Oregon map identifying Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Date: 05/2023
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Implications of COVID-19 on Safety-net Oral Health Services
Examines COVID-19 pandemic impacts on Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and other safety-net dental providers. Describes the challenges safety-net providers face in delivering care to underserved and rural communities, and examines impacts on safety-net providers offering oral health services through mobile programs. Features statistics on FQHCs offering oral health services, with breakdowns by region.
Author(s): Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu, Theekshana Fernando, Sai Sindhura Gundavarapu, Alex Romero
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oral Health Workforce Research Center
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Addressing the Oral Health Needs of Hispanics in the U.S. – An Exploration of Oral Health Status, Dental Needs, Utilization of Dental Services, and Workforce
Report highlights the factors affecting the oral health of Hispanic and Latino populations in the U.S. Explores access, healthcare utilization, and workforce issues, among others. Discusses the use of emergency departments for oral health issues in rural areas, as well as access issues faced by migrants.
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
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Availability of Healthcare Providers in Rural Areas Lags That of Urban Areas
Bar chart showing metro and nonmetro primary care physicians, dentists, and other healthcare professionals per 10,000 residents.
Date: 04/2023
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Virginia's Dental Hygienist Workforce: 2022
An overview of the Virginia dental hygienist workforce based on data from the 2022 Dental Hygienist Workforce Survey. Features statistics on the number of dental hygienists working in rural Virginia as well as how many grew up in rural areas of Virginia.
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Indiana Oral Health Workforce Data Report: 2022
Provides information on the oral health workforce in Indiana, including total licenses, actively practicing dentists and dental hygienists, demographics and education of the workforce, employment and practice characteristics, geographic distribution of workforce by county, and more.
Author(s): Analise Dickinson, Mykayla Tobin, Chelsea Sparks, Sierra Vaughn, Hannah Maxey
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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