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Resources by Topic: Licensure and certification of health professionals

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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A Guide for Emerging Professions: Tips for Stakeholders and Advocates of Emerging Professions to Professionalize and Integrate with the Health Care System
Provides background information and constructive knowledge to help stakeholders develop strategies to change policies and structures to integrate the profession into the existing healthcare system.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Utah's Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Workforce, 2017: A Study on the Supply and Distribution of APRNs in Utah
Provides a comprehensive overview of Utah's advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) workforce. Includes analysis of the fourth Utah Medical Education Council's (UMEC) APRN workforce survey. Covers topics such as certification, demographics, average income, education, distribution, supply and demand, practice setting, and more.
Author(s): Annette Harris, Clark Ruttinger
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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Community Health Workers: Roles and Opportunities in Health Care Delivery System Reform
Identifies and discusses health services research on the utilization and integration of Community Health Workers (CHWs) into healthcare service delivery. Includes an analysis regarding the various CHW models, employment data, training and credentialing, and challenges associated with the development of this occupation.
Author(s): John E. Snyder
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Realizing the Promise of Telehealth: Understanding the Legal and Regulatory Challenges
Describes federal and state compliance issues and regulatory challenges specific to the implementation of telehealth technologies in hospitals, healthcare systems, and with providers, and how they will affect telehealth services particularly in rural healthcare facilities. Includes discussion on coverage and payment including Medicare and Medicaid, health professional licensure and credentialing, online prescribing, patient privacy, fraud, and medical malpractice and professional liability insurance.
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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The New Blue H: A Report on the Findings of the 2014 Rural Health Workgroup, a Partner Project Between the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington State Hospital Association
Outlines a comprehensive proposal addressing access to healthcare for rural populations in Washington. Considers the entire continuum of care from wellness and prevention to acute and long-term care, and includes a focus on hospitals and new models of healthcare delivery.
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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Early Impacts of Dental Therapists in Minnesota
Evaluates the impact of dental therapists on the delivery of and access to oral health services in Minnesota from 2009 through 2014. Includes a rural and urban comparison on the effects of dental therapists on patient wait times and distances traveled for dental appointments.
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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The Evolution, Expansion, and Effectiveness of Community Health Workers
Reviews the development of Community Health Worker roles, accomplishments, and future contributions in rural and urban settings. Discusses the education and training of CHWs, and includes a detailed table of their activities in promoting prevention and well-being.
Author(s): Randall R . Bovbjerg, Lauren Eyster, Barbara A. Ormond, Theresa Anderson, Elizabeth Richardson
Date: 12/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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While Telehealth Workforce Expands, Barriers Slow Availability
Telehealth offers many benefits in rural and remote areas, but physician licensing, reimbursement, and technology remain challenges.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Trend Toward the Clinical Doctorate in Allied Health: Implications for Rural Communities
Examines how the transition to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree has affected the supply and quality of rural physical therapy care.
Author(s): Janet K. Freburger, Jennifer King, Rebecca Slifkin
Date: 08/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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