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Resources by Topic: Pharmacy workforce

Wisconsin Health Care Workforce 2018 Report
Reports data, analysis, and recommendations on the current trends and future projections of the healthcare workforce in Wisconsin. Discusses future models of care to address rural areas hit by workforce shortages, such as expanding pipeline programs and growing rural residency programs to train and retain healthcare providers in rural Wisconsin.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Hospital Association
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Nebraska State-Designated Shortage Area: Pharmacy
Shows pharmacy shortage areas in Nebraska.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Evaluation of an Academic-Community Partnership to Implement MTM Services in Rural Communities to Improve Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Diabetes and/or Hypertension
Evaluates a pilot project in Arizona where community health center and independent retail pharmacies offered medication therapy management (MTM) services on site and by phone to rural, underserved Arizonans with diabetes or high blood pressure.
Author(s): Melissa Johnson, Rebecca Jastrzab, Jared Tate, et al.
Citation: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, 24(2), 132-141
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
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Virginia's Pharmacist Workforce: 2017
An overview of the pharmacist workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2017 Pharmacist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of pharmacists in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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The Status of the Healthcare Workforce in the State of Nebraska
Provides an overview of the healthcare workforce in Nebraska and reports county-level data. Includes statistics and information on physicians, physician assistants, nursing professionals, dental professionals, pharmacy professionals, emergency medical technicians, other allied health professionals, and other non-physician clinicians. Covers the demographic profile of the state and the designated Health Professions Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Nebraska.
Author(s): Fernando A. Wilson, Nizar K. Wehbi, Jamie Larson, et al.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Nebraska Area Health Education Centers, University of Nebraska Medical Center: Center for Health Policy
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Virginia's Pharmacy Technician Workforce: 2017
An overview of the pharmacy technician workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2017 Pharmacy Technician Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of pharmacy technicians in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Rural Rotation Program: Utah Medical Education Council, 2007-2018
Provides county-level data on clinical rotations for advanced-practice registered nurses (APRN), pharmacists, physicians, dentists, and physician assistants (PA) in rural and undeserved areas of Utah since 2007.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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Indiana: Pharmacist Workforce
Information on demographics and distribution of Indiana pharmacists, based on the 2016 re-licensure survey. Includes a county-level map showing population to provider ratios, with shadings to show rural counties.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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A Project to Promote Adherence to Blood Pressure Medication Among People Who Use Community Pharmacies in Rural Montana, 2014–2016
Results of a project conducted by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to evaluate interventions by community pharmacies to promote blood pressure medication adherence. Includes optional activity through which clinicians can earn continuing medical education credit.
Author(s): Carrie S. Oser, Crystelle C. Fogle, James A. Bennett
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 14
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
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Issues Confronting Rural Pharmacies after a Decade of Medicare Part D
Discusses the major challenges facing rural independent pharmacies, focusing on delayed maximum allowable cost (MAC) adjustments, and direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees. Other challenges include competition from mail order pharmacies, being a non-preferred pharmacy, and orderly succession planning. Also examines the implications for rural communities when independent pharmacies close.
Author(s): Abiodun Salako, Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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