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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Health occupations

Alabama Health Professional Shortages and Related Resources
Provides county-level maps of Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and Medically Undeserved Area/Population (MUA/P) designations in Alabama, and associated resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Alabama Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit
Resources and best practices to develop rural mental health programs, with a primary focus on adult mental health. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Idaho Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
A bureau within the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare offering information for EMS providers including resources on license applications, EMS rules and regulations, requirements for agency licensure and renewal, agency contacts and grant resources. Provides a discussion of the Idaho Community Health EMS (CHEMS) model and lists certification programs appropriate for CHEMS paramedics.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
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Supply and Distribution Tables for State-Licensed Health Professions in Texas
Provides annual, county-level data on health workforce supply for a wide range of healthcare professions in Texas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Texas Health Data
Provides public health datasets for Texas addressing healthcare use and quality, mortality, opioids, lifestyle risk factors, the health workforce, and more. Filtering options vary by data source and may include data by county, Metropolitan Service Area, and border counties.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Scopes of Practice for Behavioral Health Professionals
Tool for finding state-by-state characteristics of the behavioral health professional workforce, including credentialing requirements and services they are allowed to perform.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center
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Med School Mapper
Interactive map locates medical schools and graduates across the U.S. Features county-level data detailing the number of physicians and the medical schools they graduated from. Details population information for selected areas.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Robert Graham Center
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Care Coordination Canvas Guide
A framework and resources for developing effective care coordination programs. Includes worksheets, guides, and case studies describing different care coordination approaches: care coach, clinical, community health worker, and school-based. Based on a survey of rural health networks engaged in implementing care coordination initiatives.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Rural Health Innovations
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Rural Data Explorer
Interactive map for exploring county-level data on issues that impact rural health, including rural demographics, health disparities, the health workforce, and other topics.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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State Community Health Worker Models
Presents community health worker models by state. Details financing, education, certification, and other state-level information. Features interactive national map.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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