Nebraska Rural Health Advisory Commission's Annual Report
Discusses state-designated shortage areas and the Nebraska loan repayment programs for healthcare students and professionals. Features statistics on various incentive programs, including the student loan and loan repayment programs by fiscal years, with breakdowns by provider type.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services view details
Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2021
Reports on activities, funding, and programming from the 2021 fiscal year. Intended to keep lawmakers, members of the medical community, and the public abreast of the Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce's loan repayment and scholarship programs. Includes a section providing information on the Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program and the Dentists for Rural Area Assistance Program, with statistics on the number of participants and the number of counties in which they are serving.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce view details
Medical School Impact on the Primary Care Physician Shortage in Pennsylvania: Staff Study
Describes training required to become a physician in Pennsylvania and examines issues contributing to primary care physician shortages, including student debt burden, burnout, and low investment in primary care. Features information on primary care initiatives from Pennsylvania's medical schools, including health workforce pipeline programs, and statistics including average number of graduates matching into primary care specialties from each institution, estimates of how many graduates intend to specialize in primary care, and how many are retained by the state. Mentions rural throughout.
Author(s): Bryan W. DeWalt, Stephen J. Kramer, Wendy L. Baker Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Joint State Government Commission, General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania view details
2021 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 information on the COVID-19 response in West Virginia health sciences programs. Describes the Medical Student Loan Program, and the Health Sciences Services Program providing financial awards to health professionals who agree to practice in underserved areas of West Virginia.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission view details
It Takes a Village: Rural Recruitment and Retention
Provides an overview of the challenges of recruiting and retaining healthcare professionals in rural areas. Features healthcare facilities in North Dakota and Kansas, describing how they work with their communities to attract healthcare providers.
Author(s): Allee Mead Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Recruitment and Retention Issues for Counselors in Rural Pennsylvania Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs
Results of a study of Pennsylvania substance use disorder (SUD) counselors and directors of treatment programs and clinics, to assess the characteristics of treatment counselors in rural Pennsylvania counties and how those characteristics relate to recruitment and retention issues. Also examines how well higher education institutions in rural counties prepare those entering the profession, and analyzes the effectiveness of state-level incentives, like the student loan repayment program, to attract potential SUD counselors. Features statistics on counselors' characteristics and duties, and client characteristics.
Author(s): Jennifer Murphy Date: 10/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania view details