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Resources by Topic: Health workforce pipeline

Expanding the Native American Health Care Workforce
Offers recommendations for increasing the number of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) medical school applicants, students, and graduates based on a summit, Populating the Native Health Care Workforce with American Indian and Alaska Native Physicians. Discusses the distribution of AI/AN physicians and the need for more AI/AN physicians to address health workforce shortages and disparities in Indian Country.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Association of American Indian Physicians, Association of American Medical Colleges, UnitedHealth Group
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Promising Practice: Iowa Project Promotes Healthcare Careers Early
Highlights a promising practice led by the Iowa State Office of Rural Health. Discusses the Opportunities in Health Sciences: Iowa Career Pathways program, which provides resources to support high school students and adults looking for a career change to enter the healthcare workforce in the state.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Student Exposure to Health Care Experiences and Careers: Rural Health Summit Workgroup Summary Report & Guide to Programs
Summarizes discussions by a Rural Health Summit Student Exposure to Health Care Experiences and Careers (SEHEC) Workgroup and their next steps to help expose rural students to healthcare professions. Provides a directory of programs in Arkansas intended to interest students in healthcare careers. Includes maps of state shortage and underserved areas, a map of school-based health centers in the state, and a list of health professional supply by county and occupation.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
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Arizona AHEC Annual Report, 2019
Highlights the Arizona Area Health Education Centers' (AzAHEC) 2019 program achievements. Provides details and statistics related to several of the program's education, training, and rotation opportunities.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Area Health Education Center Program
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Report to the 2019 Legislature: Annual Report on Findings from the Hawai'i Physician Workforce Assessment Project
Reports on shortages of physicians in Hawaii by county and specialty. Summarizes what has been done in the past year to help address these shortages, including workforce pipeline programs, an increase in loan repayment contracts and state shortage designations, continuing education through Project ECHO, and a tax credit for health preceptors.
Author(s): Kelley Withy
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers
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Mizzou Educates the Next Generation of Rural Providers through Lectures, Clerkships, and Community Integration
Features the University of Missouri School of Medicine's MU AHEC Rural Track Pipeline Program, which prepares medical students and residents for rural practice through a lecture series, rural clerkships, and a community integration project.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Healthcare Workforce Clearinghouse: Annual Report to the Legislature, September 2018
Reports on the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development's progress in meeting its legislative demands, including identifying healthcare profession education and employment trends, reporting on the supply and demand of California's health workforce, and recommending state policy options for addressing workforce distribution issues and shortages. Appendices include two research papers, one focused on physician shortages and parallels with AP science courses, the other recommends using a unified provider ratio to determine primary care shortage areas.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
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Strategies for Expanding Primary Care Capacity in California
Addresses the need to improve the diversity, geographic distribution, and supply of primary care providers in California. Focuses on the education pipeline, recruitment and retention, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and using data to inform workforce strategies.
Author(s): Janet Coffman, Kris Himmerick
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Healthforce Center at UCSF
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California's Current and Future Behavioral Health Workforce
Compiles and synthesizes data on California's licensed behavioral health workforce and pipeline of trainees. Features county-level behavioral health-related maps showing ratios of various types of providers to population and geographic distribution of training programs, graphs showing projected supply and demand for various types of providers, and demographic statistics on California's behavioral health workforce.
Author(s): Janet Coffman, Timothy Bates, Igor Geyn, Joanne Spetz
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Healthforce Center at UCSF
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Alaska AHEC Program 2018 Annual Report
Details the 2018 program highlights and accomplishments of Alaska's Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program, which provides health workforce programs for students to support quality healthcare access in the state.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Alaska Area Health Education Centers Program, Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce
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