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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Health workforce supply and demand

Strengthening the Rural Health Workforce: Tools, Resources and Outcomes
Webinar designed to explore rural healthcare workforce challenges and best practices for recruiting and retaining clinicians and allied health professionals. Panelists include representatives from HRSA, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, 3RNet, and HRSA grantees.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Staff Sharing Arrangements for Local Public Health
Describes several case studies of local public health organizations' arrangements for sharing health directors, physicians, nurses, inspectors, social workers, or administration staff. Includes descriptions of such arrangements in public health agencies in rural areas of Webster County, Iowa and in three adjacent northwestern Oregon counties with a mixture of urban, suburban, and rural areas.
Author(s): Gerald Young, Joshua Franzel
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Sharing Public Health Services, Center for State & Local Government Excellence
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Assessing the Impact of Washington State’s Oral Health Workforce on Patient Access to Care
Study of the oral health workforce and access to oral care in Washington state. Includes information on workforce demographics, rural and urban distribution of oral health providers, and difficulty recruiting dental hygienists and assistants in rural areas. Provides recommendations, policy changes, and potential solutions offered by oral health workforce interviewees.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Malaika R. Schwartz, Lisa Hager, Susan M. Skillman
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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2017 State Physician Workforce Data Book
Examines the active physician supply in each state, current medical school enrollment, physicians in graduate medical education programs, and in-state retention rates. Includes data charts and tables for all 50 states, in addition to national averages.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of American Medical Colleges
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New Mexico Health Care Workforce Committee: 2017 Annual Report
Provides detailed data at the county level, comparing New Mexico's healthcare workforce to national benchmarks. Discusses rural and frontier area shortages, New Mexico's behavioral health workforce, health workforce migration trends, and potential solutions for solving the state's workforce issues. Appendices include gap analyses of New Mexico healthcare professions by county and practice details for New Mexico behavioral health providers.
Author(s): Amy W. Farnbach Pearson, Jessica Reno
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Health Care Workforce Committee
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Improving Healthcare Value in Rural America
Identifies and explains the challenges facing rural communities as they work to improve healthcare value. Discusses the distinct differences between urban and rural value initiatives, highlights promising strategies for achieving rural value, and makes the case for using customized approaches rather than one-size-fits-all models.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Healthcare Value Hub
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Oklahoma National Health Service Corps Providers (NHSC) All Disciplines
Map of Oklahoma showing the locations of all National Health Service Corps (NHSC) dental health, mental health, and primary care providers in the state.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Development
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Oklahoma National Health Service Corps Providers (NHSC) & Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs)
County-level map of Oklahoma showing the locations of geographical population Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), low-income population HPSAs, and National Health Service Corps (NHSC) dental providers.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Development
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Northern Nevada Obstetrics and Gynecology Needs Assessment
Utilizes existing data sources to identify the current and projected need for obstetrics and gynecology care in northern Nevada. Two main sections address issues related to the OB/GYN workforce and factors driving demand for OB/GYN services. Numerous charts, graphs, and rural-specific maps included throughout.
Author(s): Anastasia Gunawan, John Packham, Tabor Griswold
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
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Rural America Faces Shortage of Physicians to Care for Rapidly Aging Population
Discusses the problem of physician shortages in rural areas, the role of foreign-born physicians who serve in high-need areas, and physician training programs that specifically target rural practice.
Author(s): Janis Orlowski, Michael Dill
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Society on Aging
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