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Resources by Topic: Health workforce pipeline

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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Health Care in West Virginia: A Workforce Supply and Demand Analysis Report
Contains an assessment of the healthcare workforce in West Virginia, providing information for stakeholders, citizens, policymakers, and decision-makers on how West Virginia's healthcare needs are affecting the state. Includes several county-level maps illustrating data on workforce supply and demand for physicians, physician assistants, dentists, physical therapists, pharmacists, and many other health professionals. Also discusses the state's workforce pipeline and incentive programs, aimed at improving access to primary care services in underserved areas.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Rural Health Association
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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, 2014(Fall)
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 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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The Four Pillars for Primary Care Physician Workforce Reform: A Blueprint for Future Activity
Presents a framework to guide efforts to increase the supply of primary care physicians. The framework covers four areas: workforce pipeline, medical education, practice transformation, and payment reform. The first pillar discusses the importance of the medical school admissions committee. Selecting applicants from rural backgrounds and those students with lower income expectations or from lower socioeconomic status is just one predictor of medical students who will eventually pursue a career in primary care.
Citation: Annals of Family Medicine, 12(1), 83-87
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
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The U.S. Nursing Workforce: Trends in Supply and Education
Analyzes data from a variety of sources to describe trends and the current status of the registered nurse (RN) and licensed practical nurse (LPN) workforces in both rural and urban settings.
Additional links: Data Brief
Date: 04/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Workforce Analysis
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