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Resources by Topic: Healthcare workforce

Oklahoma Health Professional Shortage Areas - Primary Care
Map of Oklahoma with counties delineated identifying the location of designated Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) facilities and Primary Care HPSAs by designation type.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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Mapping Our Way to Success: Wisconsin’s Physician Workforce, 2018 Healthcare Workforce Report
Profiles physicians in Wisconsin and provides projections for the primary care physician workforce into the year 2035 by analyzing additional data, such as the supply of physicians from medical schools, Graduate Medical Education (GME) training, and recruitment. Discusses the expected physician workforce need in rural communities. Includes statistics on Wisconsin physicians by rural-urban community area (RUCA) categories and specialty and other county-level data.
Additional links: Issue Brief
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce
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Community Paramedicine Rural Health Chat
Summary of a July 2018 Twitter chat focused on community paramedicine. Documents a conversation among rural health experts discussing how the community paramedicine model can benefit rural areas, challenges and barriers to starting a community paramedicine program, and examples of successful programs.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Community Recruiters
Article describing the process a rural North Dakota community used to recruit two family physicians, through the efforts of community members and representatives of the local Critical Access Hospital.
Author(s): Stacy Kusler
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Strengthening the Workforce to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Rural Areas
Highlights rural workforce initiatives related to maternity and childbirth services and discusses strategies to improve rural pregnancy outcomes. Features a training program at a Critical Access Hospital in Alaska and a rural OB-GYN residency program in Wisconsin.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
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Telepsychiatry Program: Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
Describes the development, impact, lessons learned, and future goals of a telepsychiatry program designed to provide behavioral healthcare services to children in rural Nebraska.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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North Dakota Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUAs/MUPs)
County-level map of North Dakota showing designated medically underserved areas (MUAs) and designated medically underserved populations (MUPs).
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota Health Professional Shortage Areas, Rural Hospitals, Clinics, CHCs, and RHCs
Map of North Dakota, with county lines shown, identifying designated geographic health professional shortage areas (HPSAs), low-income HPSAs, designated facility HPSAs, and corresponding HPSA scores. Also identifies the locations of rural hospitals, clinics, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), community health centers (CHCs), and other healthcare facilities.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map of North Dakota displaying designated primary care health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) and facilities.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map of North Dakota showing the locations of designated mental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) and designated mental health facilities.
Additional links: North Dakota Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas with Scores
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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