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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Washington, DC, February 18-20, 2009
Reports on a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services focused on healthcare provider integration, health workforce, and home-based care for seniors.
Date: 02/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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A Critical Review of Interventions to Redress the Inequitable Distribution of Healthcare Professionals to Rural and Remote Areas
Reviews the literature on the recruitment and retention of health care providers to rural areas with a focus on physicians. Addresses geographic origin, scholarships and loan repayment programs, and policies.
Author(s): Nathan Wilson, Ian Couper, Elma De Vries, et al.
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 9(2), 1060
Date: 2009
Type: Document
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Nursing Workforce: HHS Needs Methodology to Identify Facilities with a Critical Shortage of Nurses
Reports on changes in the registered nurse (RN) shortage since 2000. Also discusses the impact of the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP) and Nursing Scholarship Program (NSP) on the shortage of nurses.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 04/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Access, Health, and Wealth: The Impact of the National Health Service Corps in Rural America, 1970-2000
Examines 30 years of the National Health Service Corps' (NHSC) operation and its impact on rural America. Provides a detailed breakdown of healthcare professional providers who participated in the program, and includes information on mortality rates and self-reported health status for people living in rural Health Professional Shortage Area counties that were staffed with NHSC physicians. Also provides data on the economic impact for communities with NHSC personnel for selected states.
Author(s): George Fryer, Jessica McCann, Martey Dodoo, et al.
Date: 09/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Graham Center
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A Targeted Look at the Rural Health Care Safety Net
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Discusses the safety net, the web of professionals and institutions that provide care to the poor and uninsured regardless of ability of pay. Also covers key safety net programs under the purview of the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Its findings fall into three categories: ensuring access to hospital services, ensuring access to primary care, and maintaining an adequate workforce.
Date: 04/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Iowa Family Physician Magazine
Archive of Iowa Family Physician Magazine's seasonal publication. Covers issues relevant to medical students, resident physicians, healthcare legislation, and more. Includes rural-specific information related to loan repayment programs, scholarships, and healthcare access, among other resources tailored to rural physicians.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Academy of Family Physicians
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Regional Public Health Training Centers Program: Academic Years 2015-2020
Describes activities of the Regional Public Health Training Centers Program (PHTC) as it seeks to expand and enhance the quality of the public health workforce and improve the public health workforce's ability to meet national, state, and local healthcare needs. Features statistics including percentages of PHTC sites in rural areas, graduates who trained in rural areas, and those who intended to work in rural areas.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Workforce Analysis
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Health Careers Opportunity Program: Academic Years 2015-2020
Describes activities of the Health Resources & Services Administration's Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP), in providing grants to educational institutions to create health professions pipeline programs for people from economically and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. Features U.S. maps showing locations of 2015-2020 HCOP awardees and HCOP training sites by primary care setting and underserved/rural status, and statistics on HCOP participants, including percentage with rural backgrounds.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Workforce Analysis
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PubMed Search: Training Support for Rural Healthcare Providers
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of training support for the rural health workforce.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions
Reviews issues affecting National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Nurse Corps participants and approved sites during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Explains how participants and sites can remain in compliance with NHSC requirements.
Additional links: COVID-19 Impact on Nurse Corps, NHSC Service Commitments: COVID-19
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Health Service Corps
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