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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
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Federal Student Loan Repayment Programs for Behavioral Health Service Providers
Provides an overview of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-administered federal student loan repayment programs available to behavioral health providers. Addresses program components, benefits, Congressional appropriations for these programs for fiscal year 2022, and policy issues for Congress to consider.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Staffing Hurdles Chip Away at Access to Care
Summarizes the results of a survey of rural hospital leaders between March 2-April 15, 2022. Explores how rural hospitals are navigating COVID-19 vaccination mandates and the continued impact of nurse staffing shortages on the delivery of care. Discusses drivers of nurse turnover at rural hospitals.
Author(s): Michael Topchik, Troy Brown, Melanie Pinette, Billy Balfour
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Chartis Center for Rural Health
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Training Rural to Serve Rural: Baccalaureate-MD Programs and Their Rural Results
Features combined baccalaureate/medical degree programs in New Mexico and West Virginia. Discusses how this educational approach can help address the need for rural primary care physicians. Describes student recruitment, program structure, and how the programs are funded.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Communities in Crisis: Exploring the PA Oral Health Workforce Shortages
Webinar presenting a panel discussion of Access to Oral Health Workforce Report: Part I, a July 2022 report on the status of the dental workforce in Pennsylvania. Transcript available by clicking the three dots on the line above the red Subscribe button.
Author(s): Helen Hawkey, Kelly A. Braun, Lauren Wagner, Meghan Bastin, Sean C. Boynes
Date: 08/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health
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Idaho's Physician Workforce in 2021
Findings brief describing size, distribution, and education history of the physician workforce in Idaho. Features statistics on various specialties with breakdowns by urban, overall rural, large rural, small rural, and isolated small rural areas.
Author(s): Arati Dahal, Susan M. Skillman
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies, WWAMI Area Health Education Center Program
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Alaska's Physician Workforce in 2021
Findings brief describing size, distribution, and education history of the physician workforce in Alaska. Features statistics on various specialties with breakdowns by urban, overall rural, large rural, small rural, and isolated small rural areas.
Author(s): Arati Dahal, Susan M. Skillman
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies, WWAMI Area Health Education Center Program
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Wyoming's Physician Workforce in 2021
Findings brief describing size, distribution, and education history of the physician workforce in Wyoming. Features statistics on various specialties with breakdowns by urban, overall rural, large rural, small rural, and isolated small rural areas.
Author(s): Arati Dahal, Susan M. Skillman
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies, WWAMI Area Health Education Center Program
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Montana's Physician Workforce in 2021
Findings brief describing the size, distribution, and education history of Montana's physician workforce. Features statistics on various specialties with breakdowns by urban, overall rural, large rural, small rural, and isolated small rural areas.
Author(s): Arati Dahal, Susan M. Skillman
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies, WWAMI Area Health Education Center Program
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Washington State's Physician Workforce in 2021
Findings brief describing size, distribution, and education history of the physician workforce in Washington. Features statistics on various specialties with breakdowns by urban, overall rural, large rural, small rural, and isolated small rural areas.
Author(s): Arati Dahal, Susan M. Skillman
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies, WWAMI Area Health Education Center Program
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