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Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD) Meeting Minutes, August 17, 2023
Summarizes the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD) meeting held August 17, 2023. Features updates from the Bureau of Health Workforce on programs to address healthcare workforce shortages and Title VII funding opportunities planned for 2024, including the Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE) - Physician Assistant Rural Training in Mental and Behavioral Health and the Rural Community Program Directors programs.
Additional links: Presentations
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
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The Health of US Primary Care: A Baseline Scorecard Tracking Support for High-Quality Primary Care
Examines the support for implementing high-quality primary care in the United States across measures in five categories: financing, workforce, access, training, and research. Presents data on primary care financing trends from 2010 to 2020, the number of primary care physicians per capita in medically-underserved areas (MUAs) and non-MUAs by state, trends in financing primary care research, and more. Figure 7 shows the percentage of physician residents trained in an MUA or rural county by state in 2020. Appendix B includes data on the number and percentage of physician residents trained in an MUA, rural county, or both between the 2012-2013 academic year and the 2020-2021 academic year.
Additional links: Appendix B, Full Report
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Milbank Memorial Fund, Robert Graham Center, The Physicians Foundation
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Georgia Physician Assistant Workforce Report: Based on 2019-2020 Licensure Renewal Data
Measures and tracks trends in physician assistant demographics, supply, and distribution. Features county-level maps and statistics for Georgia physician assistants, with breakdowns by location in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan practice settings.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
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New Hampshire Annual Report on the Health Status of Rural Residents and Health Workforce Data Collection: Calendar Year 2022
Includes aggregate data and information on current and projected New Hampshire primary workforce needs and the participation rate on surveys completed by clinicians for the Health Professions Data Center. Features a state map showing rural and nonrural New Hampshire regional public health networks, and statistics on demographics, barriers to care, substance use and mental health, maternal health, preventive care, and health outcomes for cancer diagnosis. Includes license renewal data for various providers types, and physician assistant workforce data including percentage in rural regions.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: New Hampshire Public Health Association, New Hampshire Rural Health & Primary Care
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Rural Health Clinics: Focusing on the Patient
Brief overview of the history of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), from their origins in the Rural Health Clinic Services Act of 1977, and into the present, as they continue to provide an array of vital services to rural communities.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Career of Influencing Rural Healthcare Delivery: Bill Finerfrock and the NARHC Origin Story
Reviews the founding of the National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC), with insights from long-time NARHC executive director Bill Finerfrock about collaborative work with other rural health organizations to support the Rural Health Clinic program.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Health Clinic Program at 45 Years: Created for Access and Still Delivering Care
Features rural health policy experts, researchers, and clinicians discussing the impact of the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program on outpatient healthcare delivery.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Involvement of Rural Health Clinic Practitioners in Cancer Treatment Decisions and Survivorship Care
Results of a survey examining how practitioners from 153 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in 36 states are involved in their patients' cancer treatment and survivorship decisions. Features statistics on RHC characteristics, proportions of RHC practitioners who provide care or engage in joint decisions with another practitioner, RHC practitioner roles in cancer survivorship care, and experience with follow-up care for cancer survivors.
Author(s): Whitney E. Zahnd, Allie F. Silverman, Stella Self, et al.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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PA Interest in Rural Locations, Medically Underserved Areas, and Health Professional Shortage Areas
Explores perceived barriers and willingness for physician assistants and physician associates (PAs) to practice in rural areas, Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs), and Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Presents data from survey responses of current PAs and PA students.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Physician Associates
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Oregon Primary Care Loan Forgiveness Program (PCLF) Active Awardees by City
Map displays the location and the number of Oregon Primary Care Loan Forgiveness Program (PCLF) recipients by city and county.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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