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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Health occupations

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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Resources to Support Mental Health and Coping with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Provides a list of resources to support mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights resources for mental health professionals, community leaders, and American Indians and Alaska Natives, among other groups.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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County Data Maps from CEARH
Provides maps of the contiguous U.S. that represent data related to healthcare access at the county level, healthcare industry characteristics in rural counties, socio-demographic characteristics, and rural health characteristics. Map indicators can be adjusted to reflect specific types of data.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health
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Oral Health among Indian Health Service Oklahoma City Area Population: A Review of Current Data 2020-2021
Presents data on oral health indicators for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) in the Indian Health Service (IHS) Oklahoma City Service Area (OKC Area). Compares oral health statistics for the IHS OKC area to the IHS population nationwide as well as the general population. Discusses access to dentists and other oral health providers in rural and tribal communities.
Author(s): Julie Seward, Amanda J. Llaneza, Alexandrea Holt
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Native Oral Health Network, Southern Plains Tribal Health Board
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COVID-19 County Workforce Deficit Estimator
Online tool showing county-level projected COVID-19 hospitalizations and intensive care unit (ICU) bed counts estimated to occur in the next 30 days, as well as estimated number of available critical care physicians in the county and the number available for each 12-hour shift. Intended to help state and federal planners ensure a sufficient heath workforce for COVID-19.
Additional links: Evidence Brief
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity
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Multi-Discipline Licensure Resource Project
Provides current information on emergency regulations and licensing for occupational and physical therapists, psychologists, and social workers. Resources include state-specific information related to licensure, telehealth, and COVID-19, as well as online and phone support.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB)
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Virginia Project ECHO
Connects groups of community providers with healthcare specialists in collaborative sessions that offer case-based learning and mentorship to help them gain the expertise required to provides specialty care to patients with complex health conditions. Offers continuing medical education (CME) units and continuing nursing education units.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health
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Tennessee Project ECHO
A hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing network led by expert teams who use videoconferencing to conduct virtual training with community providers - primary care doctors, nurses, and other clinicians - as they learn to provide specialty care to patients with complex health needs in their own communities.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
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