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Resources by Topic: Licensure and certification of health professionals

Developing Telemental Health Partnerships Between State Medical Schools and Federally Qualified Health Centers: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape and Policy Recommendations
Recommendations for overcoming barriers to promoting telemental health services partnerships between medical schools and health centers. Discusses rural-urban disparities in provision of mental health services, credentialing, remote electronic health records access, insurance issues, and billing.
Author(s): John C. Fortney, Richard C. Veith, Amy M. Bauer, et al.
Citation: The Journal of Rural Health
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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Nurse Practitioners: A Solution to America's Primary Care Crisis
Examines trends in supply and demand of nurse practitioners (NPs), including projected supply of physicians and NPs in rural areas. Includes a table listing state-level scope-of-practice regulatory restrictions on NPs as of 2018.
Author(s): Peter Buerhaus
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Enterprise Institute
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Dental Therapy in Minnesota
Reports on the dental therapist workforce in Minnesota. Includes information on education, certification, licensure, and practice. Covers discussion on the financial viability of dental practices employing dental therapists and how dental therapists can increase access to oral care in rural areas.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Nursing Home Infection Control Program Characteristics, CMS Citations, and Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Policies: A National Study
Results of a study of 2,514 nursing homes to assess infection preventionist training and certification, staff turnover, and infection control program characteristics. Features statistics on facility characteristics, with breakdowns by locations in metro, large urban, small urban, or rural areas.
Author(s): Patricia W. Stone, Carolyn T.A. Herzig, Mansi Agarwal, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, Andrew W. Dick
Citation: Inquiry, 55:1-7
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
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2017 Annual Report Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker (CHW) Training and Certification Advisory Committee
Reports on the Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker (CHW) Training and Certification Program in Texas, including the number of certified community health workers, instructors, certificate graduates and renewals. Identifies the number of certified community health workers by county as well as the location of CHW training programs in the state.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Physician Assistants: Modernize Laws to Improve Rural Access
National Rural Health Association policy paper describing benefits to rural communities when practice barriers are removed and payments are sufficient to attract physician assistants to the area. Includes recommendations to help achieve this goal.
Author(s): Roger Wells, Megan Cody, Robert Alpino, Melissa Van Dyne, Ross Abbott, et al.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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California's Current and Future Behavioral Health Workforce
Compiles and synthesizes data on California's licensed behavioral health workforce and pipeline of trainees. Features county-level behavioral health-related maps showing ratios of various types of providers to population and geographic distribution of training programs, graphs showing projected supply and demand for various types of providers, and demographic statistics on California's behavioral health workforce.
Author(s): Janet Coffman, Timothy Bates, Igor Geyn, Joanne Spetz
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Healthforce Center at UCSF
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Barriers and Solutions to the Single Accreditation System: A Survey Study of AOA Family Medicine Residency Program Directors
Results of a survey designed to assess attitudes, confidence, and progress of American Osteopathic Association family medicine residencies during the transition to a Single Accreditation System (SAS). Discusses concerns about the effects of SAS on the primary care workforce in rural settings.
Author(s): Julie Petersen Marcinek, Megan Coffman, Zachary Levin, Winston Liaw, Andrew Bazemore
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Graham Center
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Development and Deployment of Community Health Workers in Delaware
A guide for establishing a Community Health Worker program in the state of Delaware. Includes information about certification requirements and reimbursement mechanisms, along with model programs from other states.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Delaware Center for Health Innovation, Delaware Health and Social Services
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Data Report: 2016 Indiana Pharmacist Licensure Survey
Provides workforce demographic and practice characteristics as well as supply and distribution information, from 4,920 pharmacists licensed in Indiana. Features statistics including county-level data on pharmacist geographic distribution with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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