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Resources by Topic: Health occupations

PharmD Concentration Helps Pharmacy Students Prepare for a Career in Rural America
Features the Rural Pharmacy Practice program, a concentration for PharmD students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy who are interested in working in rural communities. Describes how the program was created. Discusses the experiences students have, including conducting community needs assessments and related population health projects.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Medicare and Home Health: Taking Stock in the COVID-19 Era
Provides an overview of the Medicare home health benefit including Medicare financing, demographics of beneficiaries, and the home health workforce. Describes the impact of COVID-19 on the utilization home health services and regulatory changes taken in response to the pandemic. Offers policy recommendations to increase the value of home health services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author(s): Courtney Harold Van Houtven, Walter D. Dawson
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Rural Hospital CEO Turnover
Policy paper examining CEO turnover in rural hospitals. Discusses factors that contribute to CEO turnover as well as the impact of turnover on hospitals. Offers policy initiatives and recommendations for hospital boards to address CEO turnover.
Author(s): Mellie Bridewell, Matt Shahan
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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DRCHSD COVID-19 Financial Recovery Series
Recordings of a five-part Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) hospital and clinic webinar series. Presents best practices, opportunities, and strategies for hospital and clinic operations related to COVID-19. Discusses COVID-19 funding management, operational considerations, revenue cycle strategies, and strategic planning.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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COVID-19 State Emergency Response: Temporarily Suspended and Waived Practice Agreement Requirements
Provides information about temporary changes to regulations related to nurse practitioners' scope of practice, supervision, and protocol requirements in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and the Atlantic Territories. Features an interactive map showing full practice states, those that have waived or suspended some or all practice agreement requirements, and those that have taken no action.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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CMS Open Door Forum Podcast and Transcripts
Provides audio recordings and transcripts of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Door Forum calls since October 2016, including the Rural Health Open Door Forums and COVID-19 stakeholder calls.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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CDC: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Presents resources for emergency preparedness and response pertaining to the COVID-19. Features an information exchange, webinars, trainings, and other resources for healthcare professionals and first responders.
Additional links: En Español
Date: 10/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Michigan Health and Hospital Association - COVID-19 Resources for Michigan Hospitals, Media and the Public
Provides resources and information related to COVID-19, including details about personal protective equipment donations, resources for healthcare providers, governor-issued executive orders, COVID-19 testing information, and more.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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Indiana State Medical Association - COVID-19 Resources
Contains links to resources and guidelines related to COVID-19, including physician and clinician guidance, telehealth/telemedicine information, primary resources, weekly healthcare provider webinars hosted by the Indiana State Health Department, and daily updates.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indiana State Medical Association
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ADA Coronavirus Center for Dentists
Tools and resources to help dentists respond to COVID-19. Includes information, news, and guidance related to infection control, dental workforce safety, and practice management.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Dental Association
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