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Resources by Topic: Pharmacy workforce

Wisconsin Health Care Workforce 2017 Report
Reports data, analysis, and recommendations on the current trends and future projections of the Wisconsin healthcare workforce. Discusses future models of care to address rural areas hit by workforce shortages, specifically a new rural residency program in obstetrics and gynecology to train and provide care to women in rural Wisconsin.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Hospital Association
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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
Location: 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): Fred Ulrich, Abiodun Salako, Keith Mueller
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Nebraska State-Designated Shortage Area: Pharmacist
Shows pharmacist shortage areas in Nebraska.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Nebraska 2016 State Designated Shortage Areas: Oral & Allied Health
Shows county-level shortage areas throughout Nebraska for general dentistry, pediatric dentistry & oral surgery, pharmacist, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Rural Health Advisory Commission
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AzCRH 2015 Arizona Pharmacist Supply and Demand Study Report
An analysis update on Arizona’s pharmacist, pharmacy technician, and pharmacy data trends in rural and urban areas, from 2006 to 2013, to determine potential supply and demand needs for the next 5 years.
Author(s): Howard Eng, Nicholas Jennings, Joe Tabor, Tara Montgomery, Daniel Derksen
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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AzCRH 2015 Supply and Demand Study of Arizona Health Practitioners and Professionals
An analysis update on Arizona’s healthcare workforce data derived from licensing boards, state and federal agencies, surveys, and interviews. Provides rural and urban comparisons of workforce data and identifies strategies to moderate the workforce demand for rural health services.
Author(s): Joe Tabor, Nick Jennings, Lindsay Kohler, et al.
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Assessment of Pharmacists’ Delivery of Public Health Services in Rural and Urban Areas in Iowa and North Dakota
Assesses Iowa and North Dakota pharmacists' involvement in providing essential public health services, and discusses opportunities for pharmacists to alleviate rural workforce shortages. Compares pharmacists' involvement with public health service delivery based on rural/urban practice setting.
Author(s): David M. Scott, Mark Strand, Teri Undem, et al.
Location: Pharmacy Practice, 14(4)
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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Characteristics of Rural Communities with a Sole, Independently Owned Pharmacy
Characterizes the population of rural areas being served by a sole, independently owned pharmacy to better understand the role of rural pharmacies in providing broader healthcare services to underserved communities.
Author(s): Matthew Nattinger, Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 04/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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2015-16 Update to the State Health Plan: A Vision for Primary Care in the State of Texas & Transforming Texas’ Mental Health Care System
Proposes strategies to improve the efficiency of the healthcare delivery system in Texas with a particular emphasis on primary care and mental health. Also, addresses the limitations with the current payment system, and the need for healthcare providers.
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council
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