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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details