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Impact of a Targeted Rural and Underserved Track on Medical Student Match Into Family Medicine and Other Needed Workforce Specialties
Assesses student participation in the University of Washington School of Medicine's Targeted Rural Underserved Track (TRUST) program as a predictor for residency match into family medicine or needed rural physician workforce specialty.
Author(s): Kimberly Kardonsky, David V. Evans, Jay Erickson, Amanda Kost
Citation: Family Medicine, 53(2), 111-117
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
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Health System Challenges for Critical Access Hospitals: Findings from a National Survey of CAH Executives
Results of a 2019 survey of 174 respondents, examining challenges including uncompensated care, affordability of health insurance, patients seeking care beyond their local hospital, and prescription drug prices. Intended to help rural health policymakers in development of strategies to maintain Critical Access Hospital viability and access to healthcare in rural communities.
Author(s): Sharita Thomas, Kristie Thompson, Kathleen Knocke, George Pink
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Visualizing Potential Effects of Dentist Retirements on Accessibility to Dental Care Among Children in Alabama, 2019
Examines dental access among Alabama residents aged 20 or younger. Discusses how dentist retirements may impact access to dental care, with data breakdowns by rural/urban status. Features maps with county-level information on dental access in Alabama.
Author(s): Steven Samsel, Ryan Tramp, Irem Sengul Orgut, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 18
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
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COVID-19 Resources for EMS
Resources to help emergency medical services (EMS) personnel appropriately and safely serve communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Addresses EMS workforce protection, vaccination, patient care, crisis planning, and more.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA Office of EMS
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AACOM 2019-20 Academic Year Graduating Seniors Survey Summary Report
Results of a survey of 4,084 expected 2020 graduates from 37 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 rural underserved or shortage areas.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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2019 Indiana Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Brief
Information on demographics, education and practice characteristics, and distribution of Indiana Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). Includes county-level maps showing geographic distribution of primary care and psychiatric APRN capacity, with shadings indicating counties that are Mental Health or Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Author(s): Hannah Maxey, Courtney Randolph, Sierra Vaughn
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Idaho Mental Health Professional Shortage Area Service Areas
Identifies the Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the state of Idaho by county. Includes both the geographic and population group HPSA designations.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Idaho Dental Health Professional Shortage Area Service Areas
Identifies the Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the state of Idaho by county. Includes both the geographic and population group HPSA designations.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Characteristics and Challenges of Rural Ambulance Agencies - A Brief Review and Policy Considerations
Examines challenges including prolonged response and transport times, insufficient payment by insurers, transitions from volunteer to paid workforce, and lack of plans and policies to coordinate services. Features recommendations for identifying public policy considerations to stabilize rural ambulance agencies.
Author(s): A. Clinton MacKinney, Keith J. Mueller, Andrew F. Coburn, et al.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
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Maine Health Access Foundation: Reaching Out to Organizations to Provide Directed Grants
An interview with Barbara Leonard and Ruta Kadonoff of the Maine Health Access Foundation. Discusses how the foundation provided unrestricted COVID-19 grants and open competitive grants and partnered with other philanthropies pooling together COVID-19 response funds. Describes the foundation's support for EMS, telehealth, tribal communities, behavioral health, and other concerns important to rural Maine.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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