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Resources by Topic: Health occupations

Strengthening Community-Clinical Linkages to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Rural NC: Feasibility Phase of the CHANGE Study
Highlights a study evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of a cardiovascular disease prevention program using community health worker (CHW) interventions. Analyzes the CHANGE program in rural North Carolina and discusses the program's design, implementation, and outcomes.
Author(s): Carmen D. Samuel-Hodge, Ziya Gizlice, Sallie D. Allgood, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 20, 264
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
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Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2019
Reports on activities, funding, and programming from the 2019 fiscal year. Intended to keep lawmakers, members of the medical community, and the public abreast of the Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce's loan repayment and scholarship programs. Includes a section providing information on the Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program and the Dentists for Rural Area Assistance Program, with statistics on the number of participants and the number of counties in which they are serving.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
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Minnesota's Social Worker Workforce
Describes the social worker workforce in Minnesota. Covers demographic statistics, education, employment, and distribution of social workers in metropolitan areas, large towns, small town rural, and isolated rural areas in Minnesota.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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The Behavioral Health Workforce in Rural America: Developing a National Recruitment Strategy
Describes successful strategies to recruit and retain behavioral health workers in rural areas, based on phone interviews with state-level experts in rural health and behavioral health. Explores financial incentives, education and training programs, telehealth, licensure or scope of practice changes, innovative state approaches, and policy considerations.
Author(s): Nancy Baum, Jaque King
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health and Research Transformation
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Texas Speech-Language Pathologists, 2019: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet describing growth trends, age distribution, and population-to-provider data by county and geographic designation of speech-language pathologists in Texas. Features statistics with breakdowns by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Texas Psychiatrists 2019: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet identifying growth trends, race/ethnicity, age distribution, and population to provider data by county and geographic designation of psychiatrists in Texas.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Wisconsin Health Professional Shortage Areas: Dental Health Care
Shows population-based and facility-based Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas in Wisconsin.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Wisconsin Health Professional Shortage Areas: Mental Health Care
Shows population-based and facility-based Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas in Wisconsin.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Consumer Survey Focused on Parents' Experiences Accessing Oral Health Services for Their Children
Highlights oral health access barriers for children, especially those in rural and underserved areas, minorities, and those with special healthcare needs. Features statistics including socioeconomic and geographic characteristics of 1,881 survey parents or guardians, with breakdowns by urban, suburban, or rural residence.
Author(s): Simona Surdu, Margaret Langelier, Nubia Goodwin
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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South Carolina Health Professions Data Book
Provides information about the health status of South Carolina residents and the number of healthcare providers practicing in the state as of 2017, including a section with statistics for rural areas.
Author(s): Linda M. Lacey, Nicole McCleary
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium, South Carolina Office for Healthcare Workforce
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