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Resources by Topic: Health workforce pipeline

2023 Indiana EMS Workforce Assessment
Provides an overview of the emergency medical services (EMS) workforce in Indiana. Focuses on sustainable EMS workforce tracking, pipeline and retention assessments, and county-level workforce needs. Includes county-level data on population characteristics, such as uninsurance, opioid use, and emergency department utilization rates as compared to EMS workforce characteristics and supply in each respective county.
Author(s): Mykayla Tobin, Becky Boustani, Courtney Medlock, Sierra Vaughn, Hannah L. Maxey,
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Addressing the National Rural Health Care Worker Shortage with A Focus on Kindergarten Through 12th Grade Educational Strategies
Policy position paper regarding addressing rural healthcare workforce shortages through K-12 pipeline programs. Discusses educational, programmatic, and financial challenges to engaging K-12 students and implementing pipeline programs. Offers policy recommendations for the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to promote student preparedness and interest in health careers.
Author(s): Nicole Thill, Michelle Fortune, Abigail Radcliffe
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Supporting Health Care Teams for Today and Pathways for Tomorrow: Twenty-Second Annual Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Congress
Offers policy recommendations regarding activities related to healthcare workforce education and training. Recommendations cover three programmatic areas - behavioral health workforce, geriatrics, and Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) - and are related to engaging potential trainees across the life course, recognizing and training caregivers as workforce participants, revising financial support to critical programs for recruitment and retention, and updating policy terms to better address challenges.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Community-Based Linkages
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Oklahoma Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program Overview
Webinar recording highlighting the work of the Oklahoma Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program in the area of workforce recruitment, retention, and development. Focuses on developing a healthcare profession pipeline, continuing education, and investing in current health profession students. The transcript is available in the video description.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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UAMS Regional Campuses Annual Report: 2021-2022
Reports on the 2021-2022 activities of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Regional Campuses, such as health profession training, pipelines, recruiting, education, and more. Includes county-level data on practice location of physician graduates as well as an overview of rural programming and research.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Regional Campuses
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A National Staffing Emergency in Rural Health Care
Podcast episode featuring a discussion with three rural hospital executives from Colorado, Wisconsin, and Michigan regarding workforce shortages in rural hospitals. Describes factors driving workforce challenges; recruitment, onboarding, and retention strategies; approaches to introducing healthcare careers to youth and the community; and the role of technology in meeting healthcare needs.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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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.
Additional links: 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
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Adapting to the New Workforce Environment: Hannibal Regional Healthcare System Outreach
Profiles Hannibal Regional Healthcare System (HRHS) in Hannibal, Missouri, which is addressing workforce challenges by working with area schools, colleges, and universities to increase opportunities for diverse occupations through internships, residencies, training, and curriculum.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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2022 Annual Report: Alabama Statewide Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Highlights the functions of Alabama's Statewide Area Health Education Center, which supports the state's healthcare workforce and service delivery to rural and underserved populations. Covers workforce development, resources and funding, organizational culture, and community engagement in 2022 and 2023.
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
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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
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