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Resources by Topic: Health workforce pipeline

Report to the 2020 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 the activities supported in the past year to help address these shortages including workforce pipeline programs, loan repayment contracts, increasing state shortage designations, continuing education through Project ECHO, and a tax credit for health preceptors.
Author(s): Kelley Withy
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers
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Professional and Cultural Development of Medical Students Mentoring Adolescents in a Predominately Native Hawaiian Community
Describes the development and design of the the Nānākuli Pathways to Health (NPH) program, a mentoring and health career curriculum, to determine its impact on students' professional development while serving in a rural, underserved Native Hawaiian community.
Author(s): Malia S. Lee, Sachi K. Kaulukukui, Mai S. Smith, Jerrick J.K. Laimana, Kelli-Ann N.F. Voloch
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 78(12 Suppl 3), 35-40
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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CDFIs 'Make Dreams Come True' by Creating Opportunity in Rural Spaces
Describes the role that Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) can play in helping rural areas gain access to flexible financing options to support rural health projects. Highlights how the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and Healthcare Georgia Foundation work with CDFIs to help address rural health concerns. Also features a CDFI recipient of Uplift America, the South Carolina Community Loan Fund, that has helped support a health professions high school.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Characteristics of Physician Assistant Students Planning to Work in Primary Care: A National Study
Examines the predictors associated with physician assistants' (PAs) intention to practice in primary care. Compares the characteristics of enrolled PA students intending to practice in primary care, and more likely to work in rural practice, with enrolled PAs planning to enter other specialties. Data is taken from the 2013-2014 Physician Assistant Education Association's (PAEA) Matriculating Student Survey (MSS).
Author(s): Eric H. Larson, Bianca K. Frogner
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington
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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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