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Resources by Topic: Physical therapy

Virginia's Physical Therapist Assistant Workforce: 2018
An overview of the physical therapist assistant (PTA) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2018 Physical Therapist Assistant Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of PTAs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Physical Therapist Workforce: 2018
An overview of the physical therapist (PT) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2018 Physical Therapist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of PTs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 03/2019
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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Minnesota's Physical Therapist Workforce, 2016
Summarizes the 2016 Physical Therapist Workforce Survey for the state of Minnesota. Provides data and statistics on demographics; current employment status and future plans; work setting; and geographical distribution by region. Includes rural versus urban physical therapist distribution information.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Alaska Health Workforce Coalition 2017-2021 Action Agenda
Outlines priorities and provides guidance on system and capacity building initiatives to address Alaska's healthcare workforce needs. Includes discussion on rural recruitment programs, such as loan repayment and incentives, and a rural professional recruiting network.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Health Workforce Coalition
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Rural Promising Practice Issue Brief: Using Clinical Video Telehealth to Provide Comprehensive Care to Rural Veterans with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Presents a report on the VHA's use of video telehealth in clinical settings to provide access to treatment for rural veterans with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Discusses implementation strategies and the roles of neurologists, physical therapists, and telehealth support staff.
Additional links: Overview
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
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Minnesota's Physical Therapist Assistant Workforce, 2015
Summarizes the 2015 Physical Therapist Assistant Workforce Survey for the state of Minnesota. Provides data and statistics on demographics; current employment status and future plans; work setting; and geographical distribution by region. Includes rural versus urban physical therapist assistant distribution information.
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Utah's Physical Therapist Workforce, 2016
Describes the composition of Utah's physical therapy workforce in 2016. Includes statistics on demographics, practice characteristics, rural and urban distribution, and the supply and demand of physical therapists in Utah. Offers policy recommendations to strengthen the rural workforce.
Author(s): Jaron Halford
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Medical Education Council
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Rural Veterans: A Special Concern for Rural Health Advocates
Policy brief describing the special healthcare needs of rural veterans. Offers policy recommendations to address these issues. Covers access to primary care, specialty care, physical therapy, women's health services, and mental health services focusing on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Author(s): J. Alison Alfers, Hilda R. Heady
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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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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