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Health Professional Shortage Areas: Dental Care
Printable map that shows nonmetropolitan and micropolitan dental care HPSAs on one color scale and metropolitan dental care HPSAs on another. Data source: data.HRSA.gov
Date: 11/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Virginia's Certified Nurse Aide Workforce: 2022
An overview of the certified nurse aide (CNA) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2022 Certified Nurse Aide Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of CNAs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas of Virginia.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce: 2022
An overview of the licensed practical nurse (LPN) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2022 Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of LPNs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas of Virginia.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Registered Nurse Workforce: 2022
An overview of the registered nurse (RN) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2022 Registered Nurse Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of RNs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Tips for Disaster Responders: Understanding Historical Trauma and Resilience When Responding to an Event in Indian Country
Describes historical trauma and its impact on Native American populations, and offers guidance for behavioral health responders when engaged in disaster preparedness and response efforts for tribal communities.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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The Financial and Policy Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on U.S. Dental Care Workers
Research brief evaluating trends and differences of the dental healthcare workforce before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Assesses the impact of dental healthcare worker (DHCW) shortages by state and geographic region, and mentions rural throughout. Features statistics on wages and total number of employed DHCWs by profession type from 2015-2021, and a state-level map showing percent change in DHCWs from 2019-2021.
Author(s): Sean Boynes, Hayam Megally, Don Clermont, et al.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Institute of Dental Public Health
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Delivery of Cancer Screening and Treatment in Critical Access Hospitals
Summarizes results of a survey of 135 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) regarding cancer screening and treatment provided by CAHs. Describes the role of visiting providers and the use of telemedicine in cancer screening and treatment.
Author(s): Megan Lahr, Xiomara Santana, Helen Parsons, Nathan Bean, Ira Moscovice
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Behavioral Health: Available Workforce Information and Federal Actions to Help Recruit and Retain Providers
Examines the available information on the behavioral health workforce, including federal data on the number of providers nationwide and the projection of the supply and demand for behavioral health providers in 2030. Identifies key barriers to recruiting and retaining behavioral health providers, as well as actions federal agencies have taken to support recruiting and retaining these providers. Outlines federal loan repayment, scholarship, and training programs designed to address workforce challenges in rural and other underserved areas.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Rural Health Clinics: Focusing on the Patient
Brief overview of the history of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), from their origins in the Rural Health Clinic Services Act of 1977, and into the present, as they continue to provide an array of vital services to rural communities.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Career of Influencing Rural Healthcare Delivery: Bill Finerfrock and the NARHC Origin Story
Reviews the founding of the National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC), with insights from long-time NARHC executive director Bill Finerfrock about collaborative work with other rural health organizations to support the Rural Health Clinic program.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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