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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Health occupations

Supply and Distribution of the Primary Care Workforce in Rural America: 2019
Details the supply of primary care providers in rural and urban areas in the U.S. Compares rates of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants per 100,000 people by county across the country. Features a state-level analysis.
Additional links: State-level Analysis
Author(s): Eric H. Larson, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Lisa A. Garberson, et al.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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The Supply and Rural-Urban Distribution of the Obstetrical Care Workforce in the U.S
Highlights the supply of obstetrical care workers in rural and urban areas in the U.S. Compares rates of midwives, advanced practice midwives, obstetricians, and family practice physicians who deliver babies per 100,000 women of childbearing age in rural counties. Features a state-by state analysis and state-level profiles.
Additional links: State-level Reports
Author(s): Davis Patterson, Holly Andrilla, Lisa Garberson
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Advancing Rural Health: Nursing Education, Policy, and Practice
Recording of a presentation on June 17, 2020, featuring discussion on educational and policy-related nursing practices necessary for providing socially and culturally appropriate healthcare to individuals in rural areas. Presented at the 2020 National Rural Health Association Annual Conference.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
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Promising Practice: Getting More Nurses Working in Rural Montana
Highlights a collaboration between the Montana Office of Rural Health and Montana State University College of Nursing to train nurses to work in rural areas. Details the programs funded through two Health Resources and Services Administration grants: one offered online to train nurse practitioners from all over the state, and the other prepares BSN-level nurses to work in rural primary care.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Rural Practice Management Considerations for COVID-19
May 13, 2020 webinar describing how one independent rural physician is navigating COVID-19 related challenges including financials, practice workflow, and reopening concerns. Includes information about payment policies for telehealth and recommendations for training staff members in telehealth procedures.
Additional links: Related Q&A
Author(s): Beverly Jordan
Date: 06/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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COVID-19 State Emergency Response: Temporarily Suspended and Waived Practice Agreement Requirements
Provides information about temporary changes to regulations related to nurse practitioners' scope of practice, supervision, and protocol requirements in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and the Atlantic Territories. Features an interactive map showing full practice states, those that have waived or suspended some or all practice agreement requirements, and those that have taken no action.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association - COVID-19 Resources
Provides national, state, and county-level resources to help emergency medical services (EMS) agencies respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes information on N95 masks; funding; webinars and trainings; news updates; documents, such as EMS protocols and policies; and more.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association
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CMS Open Door Forum Podcast and Transcripts
Provides audio recordings and transcripts of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Door Forum calls since October 2016, including the Rural Health Open Door Forums and COVID-19 stakeholder calls.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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CDC: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Presents resources for emergency preparedness and response pertaining to the COVID-19. Features an information exchange, webinars, trainings, and other resources for healthcare professionals and first responders.
Additional links: En Español
Date: 06/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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ADA Coronavirus Center for Dentists
Tools and resources to help dentists respond to COVID-19. Includes information, news, and guidance related to infection control, dental workforce safety, and practice management.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Dental Association
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