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Resources by Topic: Interprofessional training of the health workforce

Tackling America's Mental Health and Addiction Crisis Through Primary Care Integration
Explores how primary and behavioral healthcare integration can overcome the unmet needs for mental health and substance use services. Discusses barriers to integrated care delivery. Offers policy recommendations to improve the integration of primary and behavioral healthcare services through enhanced payments, training, and technical assistance, and improving access to behavioral health providers for consultation and referral.
Additional links: Infographic
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care
Examines the current state of primary care in the United States, and describes an implementation plan to strengthen high-quality primary care. Discusses value-based care and reimbursement, access to care, primary care workforce recruitment and training, and the role of health information technology. Includes rural references throughout.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Board on Health Care Services
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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One Health: Bringing Health to Humans, Animals, and the Environment
Provides an overview of the One Health approach, which focuses on the inter-relationship between human, animal, and environmental health. Discusses the relevance of One Health in rural areas and offers examples of issues this approach can help address, such as zoonotic disease like COVID-19, food safety and security, and antimicrobial resistance. Highlights federal agencies and national organizations with One Health activities and initiatives.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Narrowing the Rural Oral Healthcare Gap: The 2017 Rural Interprofessional Oral Health Practice Symposium
Discusses a 2017 symposium on interprofessional oral health practice in rural communities. Details the current state of interprofessional practice, as well as goals for the future. Discusses the results of a number of survey questions given to the symposium participants.
Author(s): Sean G. Boynes, Ce Ce Heyward, Christine Kenney, et al.
Citation: BMC Oral Health, 18(Supplement 1), 212
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
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Ke A'o Mau: Strengthening Cultural Competency in Interdisciplinary Education
Summarizes an interprofessional cultural competency course focused on Native Hawaiians. Offers recommendations for designing other courses focused on training interdisciplinary teams in cultural competency to address health disparities.
Author(s): Theresa M. Kreif, Shayne Kukunaokala Yoshimoto, Noreen Mokuau
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 77(12), 333-336
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
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Network Spotlight: Indiana Rural Workforce Innovation Network
An overview of the Indiana Rural Workforce Innovation Network (IRWIN) provided during 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. Focuses 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
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 17(1), 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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