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Resources by Topic: Health workforce

Creating New Rural Residency Programs: Three Grantees Share Their Stories
Highlights three rural residency programs in Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and California. Discusses program accomplishments made possible through funding from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's Rural Residency Planning and Development Program.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Mental Health System Development in Rural and Remote Areas during COVID-19
Report highlights the barriers faced by rural, remote, and tribal communities to accessing mental healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Details rates of mental health treatment over the past year and compares rural and urban communities. Discusses factors affecting access in rural areas such as workforce shortages, lack of telehealth services, and lack of culturally competent care for American Indian and Alaska Native populations, among others.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
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Ready to Respond: Mental Health Beyond Crisis and COVID-19
Report highlights strategies for addressing the need for mental health services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Details seven recommendations for state mental health programs post-pandemic and discusses workforce challenges and how telehealth can be used to expand access to care to rural and underserved areas.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
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Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program: Too Early to Determine Effects of Allowing Recipients to Serve at For-Profit Facilities
Provides an overview of the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program as well as how the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) manages the program. Examines the effects of eliminating the restrictions on program participants working at for-profit facilities.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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The University of Arizona Center for Rural Health Annual Report, FY 2020-21
Highlights the Center for Rural Health's accomplishments, and describes challenges and opportunities for improving the health of rural Arizonans in the upcoming year. Discusses the Arizona Rural Hospital Flexibility program (AzFLEX, the Arizona Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (AzSHIP), the Arizona First Responders Initiative, and other programs.
Author(s): Arizona Center for Rural Health
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
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FAQs for Private and Public Healthcare Providers About Implementing the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program in Provider Practices
Provides guidance to healthcare providers about providing the COVID-19 vaccine, including storage, reporting, and patient education.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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TRAIN Learning Network: COVID-19 Vaccination Training
A collection of online learning opportunities for healthcare professionals related to COVID-19 vaccination. Registration required to access courses.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Foundation
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COVID-19 Vaccine Education Effort
Video series addressing the efficacy and safety of the new vaccines, targeted to specific audiences including healthcare providers. Covers safety, availability, cost, side effects, vaccine administration, patient education, and more.
Additional links: Partner Toolkit
Date: 09/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Ad Council, COVID Collaborative
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Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars
Up-to-date guidance for clinicians from subject matter experts on key emergency preparedness and response topics. Many recent calls are focused on COVID-19 vaccination and related concerns. Slides and webinar recordings for past COCA calls are available.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Planning Guides and Toolkits for Partners and Community Clinics
A collection of audience-specific toolkits to help healthcare providers build confidence in COVID-19 vaccination among healthcare staff, educate patients, and properly store and handle the vaccine.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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