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Resources by Topic: Health occupations

Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS)
Monthly journal providing information and resources for emergency medical technicians, paramedics, emergency medical service (EMS) administrators, fire rescuers, public safety officials, and law enforcement officers. Includes articles on rural EMS issues.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
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Conrad 30 Waiver Program
Describes eligibility requirements, the application process, and other details regarding the Conrad 30 program, which allows thirty J-1 medical doctors per state to apply for the J-1 Visa Waiver and work in an underserved area.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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J-1 Visa State Contacts
Access a list of contacts in each state who can address questions related to the State Conrad 30 program and/or J-1 Visa Waivers.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
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Medicare Learning Network: Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
Provides general information about the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) including payment rates and MPFS payment rates formula.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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South Dakota Health Professional Shortage Areas: Dental Healthcare
County-level map of South Dakota showing Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Office of Rural Health
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Wisconsin Rural Physicians Residency Assistance Program Updates and Newsletters
Newsletter of the Wisconsin Rural Physicians Residency Assistance Program (WRPRAP), which collaborates with rural health advocates, community clinicians, and residency educators in Wisconsin, to develop educational experiences that foster an understanding of and interest in rural medical practice among new physicians.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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National Health Service Corps Fact Sheet for Dental Students, Dentists & Dental Hygienists
An overview of the NHSC loan repayment and scholarship programs for dental health professionals considering employment in a health center and participation in the NHSC.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Network for Oral Health Access
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Health Center Dental Employment Frequently Asked Questions
Provides information on health center employment for dental health professionals considering work in this setting.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Network for Oral Health Access
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Community Health Workers Toolkit
Contains eight modules about community health worker programs, how the programs work, and how to use community health workers in the local community.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Alaska Community Health Aide Program
Describes the Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) and the network of Community Health Aides/Practitioners from more than 170 rural Alaska villages. Provides information and resources for training, and completes assessments and referrals for community members in need of healthcare.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
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