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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Health occupations

Update on the Physician Workforce
Compendium of three policy papers on the physician workforce, two of which address rural issues. The first paper provides data on the supply and distribution of physicians, including rural-specific national data, with state-by-state data in Appendix B. The second paper focuses on the rural family physician workforce, with supply projections through 2020.
Date: 08/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Council on Graduate Medical Education
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Emergency Medical Services Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach
Shares a vision for an emergency medical services (EMS) education system that emphasizes the integration of EMS within the overall healthcare system. Discusses a systems approach to EMS education to enhance consistency of instructional quality. Identifies limitations of EMS education and proposed solutions.
Date: 06/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Why Do Rural Primary-Care Physicians Sell Their Practices?
Evaluated why rural primary care physicians sold their practices, based on a survey in five states that looked at changes of ownership during the period from 1995 to 1998. Examined the factors that led independent physicians to sell their practices to either non-local buyers, local hospitals, or local physicians.
Author(s): Jeffrey Stensland, Michelle Brasure, Ira Moscovice
Date: 06/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Physician Distribution and Health Care Challenges in Rural and Inner-City Areas
In-depth review of the geographic maldistribution of physicians. Discusses issues that impact rural physician supply. Includes policy recommendations to improve the geographic distribution of physicians and address rural physician shortages.
Date: 02/1998
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Council on Graduate Medical Education
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If You Knew the Conditions: Health Care to Native Americans
Summarizes the history of administration of healthcare to Native American recipients by the United States government. Includes biographies of famous Native American physicians. Online version of a 1994 exhibit on Native American Health.
Date: 1994
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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E-learning Program: Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals
Presents a 5-hour on demand e-learning program to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency. The program is accredited for contact hours for many behavioral health professionals.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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Practice Information by State: What You Need to Know About NP Practice in Your State
Provides details about nurse practitioner (NP) practice in all 50 states, Washington, DC, and select territories. Includes information on signature authority and the number of continuing education hours required for licensure.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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Nurse Practitioner State Practice Environment
Interactive map providing an overview of nurse practitioner (NP) licensure for all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and US. territories. Shows states and territories in which NPs are permitted full, reduced, or restricted practice, and provides definitions of these terms.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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Allied Health Workforce Projections, 2016-2030: Community Health Workers
Offers demand projections for community health workers (CHWs) from 2016-2030, using data from the Health Resources and Services Administration's Health Workforce Simulation Model. Includes projected statistics for various care coordination scenarios, including a rural healthcare scenario.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Bureau of Health Workforce Clinician Dashboards
Offers data tools and information on retention and distribution of participants who have completed their training or service in Bureau of Health Workforce programs from 2012-2018. Shows retention rates for National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps alumni and includes filters for various clinician, program, location, and site characteristics. Features statistics with breakdowns by percentages of clinicians currently working in Health Professional Shortage Areas or working in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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