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Resources by Topic: Healthcare workforce

Rural-Urban Mental Health Disparities in the United States During COVID-19
Explores rural and urban mental health access during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses the expanded use of telehealth, the lack of broadband access, and mental health provider shortages in rural areas.
Author(s): Nicole M. Summers-Gabr
Citation: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 12(S1), S222-S224
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
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Minnesota - Virtual Education on COVID-19
A partnership between CHI St. Gabriel's Health Project ECHO and Minnesota healthcare organizations offering CME accredited sessions on COVID-19 planning, response and clinical information relevant to physicians/clinicians in the care of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Stratis Health, University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
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Alaska ECHO Projects - Alaska COVID-19
Offers videoconferencing with a team of interdisciplinary experts to provide educators, service providers, case managers, administrators, and families access to expert advice throughout the state and the country in response to COVID-19.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Alaska - Anchorage, Center for Human Development
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ECHO Diabetes in the Time of COVID-19
A series of 16 free Continuing Medical Education (CME) accredited webinars offering specialty support for primary care providers when addressing the needs of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Stanford University School of Medicine
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Michigan Center for Rural Health - COVID-19 Resources
Offers a list of state, federal, and other resources related to COVID-19, including organizations and information focused on helping rural communities navigate their way through the pandemic. Provides executive orders, financial resources and funding opportunities, emergency medical service resources, and other information for Rural Health Clinics, Critical Access Hospitals, and healthcare providers.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Center for Rural Health
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COVID-19 Workforce Virtual Toolkit: Resources for Healthcare Decision-Makers Responding to COVID-19 Workforce Concerns
Resources and tools to help address healthcare workforce challenges related to the COVID-19 emergency. Addresses training, licensure, scope of practice, liability protection, workforce protection, and more.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
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State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus
State-by-state information on COVID-19 cases and state policy actions, including emergency declarations, cost sharing for testing and treatment, and other actions. Also provides related state-level data on at-risk populations, healthcare provider capacity, influenza and pneumonia deaths, and more.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Oregon COVID-19 Response ECHO for Oregon Clinicians, Part 2
Presents current information on COVID-19 clinical management, testing, best practices, and community medical response. Live sessions are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month and continuing medical education (CME) credits are available for Oregon physicians.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Oregon ECHO Network, Oregon Health Authority
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COVID-19 ECHO Training
A list of COVID-19 training opportunities delivered via the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) approach.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
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Weitzman ECHO Series on COVID-19
An interactive series of presentations by experts and primary care physicians discussing COVID-19 topics regarding emergency preparedness, operations, and clinical care for primary care physicians and healthcare teams. Live sessions are held each Wednesday with recordings and slides available after each session.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Weitzman Institute
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