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Resources by Topic: Health occupations

Georgia Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (MHPSA)
Map showing Georgia counties identified as Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Rural Health Research Recap: Rural Behavioral Health
Summarizes key findings from the Rural Health Research Centers' most recent rural behavioral health projects. Discusses mental illness prevalence in rural areas, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among rural children, access to behavioral health services in rural communities, and rural behavioral health interventions. Provides links to each of the referenced source documents.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Assessing the Impact of Washington State’s Oral Health Workforce on Patient Access to Care
Study of the oral health workforce and access to oral care in Washington state. Includes information on workforce demographics, rural and urban distribution of oral health providers, and difficulty recruiting dental hygienists and assistants in rural areas. Provides recommendations, policy changes, and potential solutions offered by oral health workforce interviewees.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Malaika R. Schwartz, Lisa Hager, Susan M. Skillman
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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2017 State Physician Workforce Data Book
Examines the active physician supply in each state, current medical school enrollment, physicians in graduate medical education programs, and in-state retention rates. Includes data charts and tables for all 50 states, in addition to national averages.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of American Medical Colleges
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North Dakota Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map of North Dakota showing the locations of designated mental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) and designated mental health facilities.
Additional links: North Dakota Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas with Scores
Date: 11/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map displaying North Dakota's designated dental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) and dental HPSA facilities.
Additional links: North Dakota Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas with Scores
Date: 11/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Georgia Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (DHPSA)
Map showing Georgia counties designated as Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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New Mexico Health Care Workforce Committee: 2017 Annual Report
Provides detailed data at the county level, comparing New Mexico's healthcare workforce to national benchmarks. Discusses rural and frontier area shortages, New Mexico's behavioral health workforce, health workforce migration trends, and potential solutions for solving the state's workforce issues. Appendices include gap analyses of New Mexico healthcare professions by county and practice details for New Mexico behavioral health providers.
Author(s): Amy W. Farnbach Pearson, Jessica Reno
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Health Care Workforce Committee
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National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 State and National Summary Tables
Provides data on outpatient visits to physician offices, with information on physician practices, patient, and visit characteristics. Table 1 and Table 31 include data by the metropolitan status of the physician for metro and nonmetro areas.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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A Profile of New York State Nurse Practitioners, 2017
Describes active nurse practitioners (NPs) in New York, based on information from NPs who recertified from September 2015 through December 2016. Includes map of New York Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP) regions and table with practice settings of active NPs by PHIP region, both with breakdowns by urban or rural status.
Author(s): Robert Martiniano, Shen Wang, Jean Moore
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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