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Resources by Topic: Health workforce pipeline

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 2017 Annual Report
Details the 2017 program highlights and accomplishments of Alaska's Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program, which provides health workforce programs to support quality healthcare access in the state.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Alaska Area Health Education Centers Program, Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce
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2017-2022 Texas State Health Plan: A Proposal for Ensuring High-Quality Health Care for All Texans
Provides recommendations to the Texas legislature on how to help ensure access to healthcare for all Texans. Addresses care quality, behavioral health, primary care, and the health workforce pipeline, and covers rural throughout. Appendix includes county-level data on the state's health workforce.
Additional links: Appendix: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics of Selected Health Professions in Texas
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Alaska AHEC Program 2016 Annual Report
Highlights the activities and demonstrates the importance of an operational Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program supporting rural health in Alaska.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Alaska Area Health Education Centers Program, Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce
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Growing a Rural Workforce: Initiatives of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
An overview of the Wisconsin rural physician workforce pipeline. Describes programs from elementary school through physician residency and on to physician recruitment and retention. Slides from a presentation at the RTT Collaborative annual meeting.
Author(s): Byron J. Crouse
Date: 05/2015
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
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An Interview with Robert T. Trachtenberg
Presents an interview with Robert Trachtenberg, the Executive Director of the National AHEC Organization who discusses its evolution, and how AHECs build the rural healthcare workforce.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Rural Pathways Program for High School Students: Reinforcing a Sense of Place
Evaluation of a 3-week-long High School Rural Scholar program sponsored by the University of Louisville Trover Campus in rural Kentucky, in which students shadow health professionals in their hometowns, participate in virtual classrooms, and gain a better understanding of healthcare career options open to them.
Author(s): William J. Crump, Steve Fricker, Katelyn F. Flick, et al.
Citation: Family Medicine, 46(9), 713-717
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
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Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camps and Scrubs Academy I & II
Provides an overview of the North Dakota Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning (R-Cool-Health) Scrubs Camps and Scrubs Academy I & II programs. These programs high school students the opportunities to learn about and understand a wide range of healthcare career available in their rural home towns.
Author(s): Kylie Nissen
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Colorado's Primary Care Workforce: A Study of Regional Disparities
Analyzes the primary care workforce across Colorado, including rural and underserved urban areas. Covers solutions to address the health care workforce capacity. Provides statistics for 21 health regions in Colorado on practicing primary care physicians, population, average weekly patient care hours per physician, and more.
Author(s): Amy Downs, Rebecca Alderfer, Brian Clark, Rebecca Crepin, Deborah Goeken
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Institute
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