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CDC: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Presents resources for emergency preparedness and response, including information on COVID-19. Features an information exchange, webinars, trainings, and other resources for healthcare professionals and first responders.
Additional links: En Español
Date: 06/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The EMS Compact
Information on the agreement enabling emergency medical service (EMS) personnel licensed in Compact member states to cross state borders to practice and work in other Compact states without getting an EMS license in the remote state. Describes ways in which this agreement may enhance communities' responses to COVID-19 when local resources are reduced. Includes a map showing locations of EMS Compact states and contact information for each member state's Compact Commissioner.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice
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Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Clinical management, patient education, and preparedness resources to help family physicians respond to COVID-19. Includes information on vaccination, payment, and telehealth.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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Arizona READI
Discusses the Arizona Rural EMS Advanced Telemedicine Demonstration Initiative (AzREADI) program, which uses telemedicine to support rural emergency services by connecting EMS with physicians during service calls. Discusses challenges of providing EMS services in rural Arizona.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Public Media
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AACOM 2020-21 Academic Year Entering Student Survey Summary Report
Results of a survey of 6,661 first year students in 36 colleges of osteopathic medicine and branch campuses. Topics include medical education debt and scholarships, graduate medical education plans, and percentages of students who plan to practice in underserved or shortage areas, with breakdowns by inner-city or rural background and other demographics.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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Physician Workforce: Caps on Medicare-funded Graduate Medical Education at Teaching Hospitals
Provides an overview of Medicare physician graduate medical education (GME) funding to teaching hospitals. Describes the extent to which hospitals were over or under their Medicare GME caps in 2018, including their urban or rural status. Summarizes stakeholder views on extending the time frame for hospitals with new GME programs to establish their caps.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Telebehavioral Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Analysis of Provider Experiences and Perspectives
Examines behavioral health provider perspectives on use of telebehavioral health before and during the pandemic, based on interviews with 31 behavioral health providers in Michigan. Describes how policy changes affected access to and use of behavioral health services, especially among rural residents. Includes statistics on provider characteristics, with breakdowns by urban or rural primary practice location.
Author(s): Victoria Schoebel, Caitlyn Wayment, Maria Gaiser, et al.
Citation: Telemedicine and e-Health, 27(8)
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
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The 2021 American Nursing Shortage: A Data Study
Discusses nursing workforce shortages and offers a state-by-state map listing registered nurses per 1000 residents. Highlights states with severe projected nursing shortages in 2030 based on data from the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
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PeaceHealth Is Vaccinating Rural America Through Peer-to-Peer Outreach
Describes how PeaceHealth is promoting COVID-19 vaccines among farmworkers in rural Washington. Discusses the role of community health workers and digital media in educating people about the importance of vaccination.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Evaluation of the 2020 Pediatric Emergency Physician Workforce in the US
Results of a study of 2,403 self-identified pediatric emergency physicians (EPs), examining their characteristics and their practice locations. Features a county-level map showing pediatric EP density per 100,000 population, and statistics with breakdowns by age, sex, U.S. census division, training specialty area, board certification, and urban, large rural, or small rural location.
Author(s): Christopher L. Bennett, Janice A. Espinola, Ashley F. Sullivan, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(5)
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
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