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Resources by Topic: Health occupations

Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring
Provides a free, online and accredited educational program for nurses and social workers to help the providers meet the cultural and linguistic needs of an increasingly diverse patient population.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response
Provides free, online cultural and linguistic competency education designed for emergency medical technicians (EMTs), psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers responding in disaster situations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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State Licensure for International Dentists
Provides information on the state licensure process for dentists who were educated outside the United States and Canada and wish to obtain a state dental license in the U.S.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Dental Association
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Community Paramedic
Provides an overview of the Community Paramedic Program, a standard curriculum that universities and colleges can adapt for use in community paramedicine certification programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: The Savvik Foundation
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Health Workforce Connector
A resource for finding job opportunities at National Health Service Corps and NURSE Corps sites. Includes in-depth site information, as well as information on vacancies. Searchable by keyword and location.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Health Service Corps
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Overview of the Alaska Community Health Aide Program
Provides a detailed overview of Community Health Aide Program (CHAP), including the history, current practice, training, field supervision, and quality assurance of this unique program that facilitates healthcare services in Alaska's remote villages.
Type: Document
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North Carolina Health Professions Supply Data
Data system providing demographic information on active, licensed health professionals practicing in North Carolina as of October 31 of each data year. Searchable by profession and specialty.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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Wisconsin Office of Rural Health: Physician Jobs in Wisconsin
A statewide physician recruitment program, New Physicians for Wisconsin, which helps place physicians in rural Wisconsin communities. Maintains a comprehensive listing of communities in Wisconsin with positions available for physicians.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Oral Health in Rural Communities Topic Guide
Information, resources, models, and frequently asked questions related to oral health and oral healthcare access in rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural J-1 Visa Waiver Topic Guide
Information and frequently asked questions on the requirements and benefits of the J-1 visa waiver, which waives the two-year home residency requirement and allows a physician to stay in the U.S. to practice in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or Medically Underserved Area (MUA) if recommended by an interested federal government agency.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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