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Resources by Topic: Interprofessional training of the health workforce

Network Spotlight: Indiana Rural Workforce Innovation Network
Provides an overview of the Indiana Rural Workforce Innovation Network (IRWIN) through an interview with Cindy Large, Heather Grable, and Amnah Anwar from the Indiana Rural Health Association. Focuses on IRWIN's achievements and insights as members work to strengthen Indiana's rural allied health workforce through recruitment, training, certification, and job placement.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Telemedicine & Telehealth Update
Slides from a presentation outlining the benefits associated with delivering rural and remote healthcare services in Kansas via telehealth. Primary focus is on telehospice services and enhancing care through Project ECHO.
Author(s): Eve-Lynn Nelson
Date: 08/2017
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Heartland Telehealth Resource Center
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Learning by Doing: The MD-PA Interprofessional Education Rural Rotation
Describes the Combined Medical-Physician Assistant Student Rural Rotation (Med-PARR) program at the Oregon Health & Science University, in which pairs of third-year MD students and second-year PA students spend 5 weeks together in a primary-care-focused clinical rotation in a rural area.
Author(s): Ryan Palmer, Curt Stilp
Location: Rural and Remote Health, 17, 4167
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
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Addressing the Social Determinants of Health: The Role of Health Professions Education: Thirteenth Annual Report to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Congress of the United States
Includes recommendations for redesign of health professional training to meet needs of an aging and diverse population, to become more team-based and interprofessional, and to prepare students to serve in rural and underserved communities.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
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Transforming Interprofessional Health Education and Practice: Moving Learners from the Campus to the Community to Improve Population Health
13th Annual Report to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Congress of the United States. Examines how health professions education and healthcare delivery can be transformed through interprofessional collaboration and community-based learning. Presents four recommendations for health professions educators, policymakers, and funders. Includes sections on the Quentin N. Burdick Program for Rural Interdisciplinary Training, Area Health Education Centers, and educational support for health professionals serving in underserved communities.
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Community-Based Linkages
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Interprofessional Practice Education: Is the ‘Interprofessional’ Component Relevant to Recruiting New Graduates to Underserved Areas?
A scoping review that examined interprofessional education and its impact on recruiting new health professionals to work in underserved rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Siegrid Deutschlander, Esther Suter, Ruby Grymonpre
Location: Rural and Remote Health, 13, 2489
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
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Redesigning Health Professions Education and Practice to Prepare the Interprofessional Team to Care for Populations
12th Annual Report to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Congress of the United States. Discusses the need to educate healthcare professionals to care for diverse needs including culture, language, economic status, cultural competency, and health disparities. Discusses the importance of telehealth and telemedicine in population health in rural areas and for those with unstable health conditions that require close monitoring by a health professional.
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Community-Based Linkages
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Interprofessional Education for Collaboration: Learning How to Improve Health from Interprofessional Models Across the Continuum of Education to Practice
Summarizes two workshops held in 2012 that focused on linkages between interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Chapter two discusses interprofessional education and mentions rural throughout.
Author(s): Patricia A. Cuff
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Summer Program Gives Students Experience in Rural Illinois Hospitals
Summer preceptorships are giving health professions students the opportunity to practice their skills and solve real-world problems.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Location: Rural Monitor, 2012(Fall)
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Interdisciplinary Rural Immersion Week
Describes the interdisciplinary rural immersion program at the University of Colorado, which offers medical students the time, structure and permission to think about the cultural, economic and environmental aspects of rural life and work.
Author(s): Mark Deutchman, Kathryn Nearing, Brenda Baumgarten, John Westfall
Location: Rural and Remote Health, 12, 2045
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
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