Oregon Rural Practice-Based Research Network (ORPRN) Impact Report
Highlights the key projects and accomplishments of the Oregon Rural Practice-Based Research Network (ORPRN) between July 2019 and June 2023 in the areas of health policy, education, research, COVID-19, mental health, and mentorship.
Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network view details
Identifying Strategies for Strengthening the Health Care Workforce in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Provides an overview of recent trends in the shortage of the nursing, primary care, and behavioral healthcare workforce in Virginia. Summarizes findings from an environmental scan and qualitative and quantitative data analysis regarding recruitment and retention strategies. Identifies interventions that could help the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority (VHWDA) successfully address workforce shortages and which interventions should be prioritized based on desired policy outcomes. Presents a system dynamic model simulating the medium- to long-term supply and employment trends within Virginia's healthcare workforce under status quo conditions and under various policy interventions. Includes information on recruitment and retention in rural areas throughout.
Annex, Research Brief: Recommendations for Strengthening the Health Care Workforce in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Author(s): Megan Andrew, Brian Briscombe, Raffaele Vardavas, et al. Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation view details
Improving Access to Primary Care for Underserved Populations: A Review of Findings from Five Case Studies and Recommendations
Summarizes and synthesizes the findings from a series of five case studies that explored the impact of policy initiatives that aim to improve access to primary care. Covers increasing the availability of primary care providers, improving underserved communities' access to outpatient clinics, removing structural barriers to care, making primary care affordable, and improving comfort and communication between providers and patients. Presents recommendations for federal and state policymakers, primary care practices, medical schools, and other relevant stakeholders. Includes rural examples and considerations throughout.
Author(s): Maanasa Kona, Jalisa Clark, Emma Walsh-Alker Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Milbank Memorial Fund, National Institute for Health Care Reform view details
Health is Primary: Charting a Path to Equity and Sustainability
Examines factors driving the downward trends in primary care, including fewer clinicians practicing primary care, fewer available appointments, lower spending on primary care, and fewer adults reporting that they have a usual source of primary care. Features a literature review, supply and demand analysis, and recommendations for potential solutions. Mentions rural throughout.
Executive Summary, Slide Presentation
Author(s): Alison Huffstetler, Ann Greiner, Anam Siddiqi, et al. Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Primary Care Collaborative, Robert Graham Center view details
Michigan AHEC: 2022-2023 Health Workforce Program Highlights
A factsheet that provides data on Michigan's Area Health Education Center (AHEC) scholars program, pipeline programs, and clinical training rotations by setting, including rural area, primary care setting, and medically underserved community.
Date: 10/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Michigan Area Health Education Center view details
Programs and Training Strive to Improve Care for Rural LGBTQ+ Patients
Discusses healthcare access challenges experienced by LGBTQ+ people in rural areas and the role awareness and training programs for providers can play in improving care. Features programs in Idaho and Virginia that are helping rural healthcare facilities provide better care.
Author(s): Allee Mead Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 10/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Council on Graduate Medical Education Meeting Minutes, September 8, 2023
Summarizes the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) meeting held on September 8, 2023. Includes an update from the White House COVID-19 Response Team, among other things. Features presentations on team-based care through the Quality Payment Program and Interprofessional Practice and Education and a Whole Health Approach. Include rural references throughout.
Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Council on Graduate Medical Education view details