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Resources by Topic: Interprofessional training of the health workforce

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
Citation: Rural Monitor
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
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 12(2), 2045
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
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Impact of a Rural Interprofessional Experience in Rural Communities on Medical and Pharmacy Students
Examines the impact of a Rural Interprofessional Experience (RIE), based at the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus, on the attitudes and knowledge of medical and pharmacy students in relation to rural practice.
Author(s): Debra C. Sisson, Ruth E. Westra
Citation: Family Medicine, 43(9), 653-658
Date: 10/2011
Type: Document
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The Rockcastle Project: A Case Study of Interprofessional Clinical Education and Practice in a Rural Medical Center
Describes a pilot project regarding an interprofessional, evidence-based learning experience for students in three disciplines during a four-week period in a rural hospital in Kentucky.
Author(s): Dana Howell, Lynn English, Judith Page
Citation: Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 9(2)
Date: 04/2011
Type: Document
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Preparing the Interprofessional Healthcare Workforce to Address Health Behavior Change: Ensuring A High Quality and Cost-Effective Healthcare System
10th Annual Report to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Congress of the United States. Focuses on education and training needed to help the healthcare workforce promote positive health behaviors. Discusses task shifting to community members in rural areas such as the use of lay health workers, including promotoras and patient navigators.
Date: 09/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Community-Based Linkages
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An Interview with Sandra Pope
The newly named director of the West Virginia Area Health Education Center discusses her training as a social worker and other life experiences that led her to her current position.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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An Examination of the Healthcare Workforce Issues in Rural America
8th Annual Report to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Congress. Focuses on rural health workforce issues. Discusses improving rural healthcare through interdisciplinary training and quality improvement. Examines the rural health workforce by profession and looks at health workforce issues and trends.
Date: 09/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Community-Based Linkages
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Compendium of Best Practices/Models That Work in Rural Workforce Development
Highlights rural health workforce programs in Alaska, Arizona, Montana, New Mexico, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
Date: 09/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Association, NRHA National Rural Health Task Force
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PACE in Rural Areas: A Curriculum Development Guide for Training Health Professionals in Interdisciplinary Geriatric Care
Assists rural PACE providers and their academic partners in designing and implementing an interdisciplinary training program that reflects their specific needs, communities, and resources.
Date: 03/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural PACE Technical Assistance Program
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