Rural Health Resources by Topic: Physician assistants
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) view details
Primary Care Clinicians in Low-Access Counties
Evaluates the weighted contribution of advanced practice providers to the primary care workforce in well-served and underserved counties in North Carolina. Features statistics on population per primary care clinician by North Carolina county and composition of the North Carolina primary care workforce from 2017-2019, and a county-level map with shadings showing percentages of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse-midwives in 2017-2019.
Author(s): Adam J. Zolotor, Evan Galloway, Margaret Beal, Erin P. Fraher Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 83(3), 163-168 Date: 05/2022 Type: Document view details
National Health Service Corps Site Reference Guide
Provides clarification for National Health Service Corps
(NHSC) sites regarding eligibility requirements,
qualification factors, compliance, roles and
responsibilities, and other factors for becoming an NHSC
approved site. Acts as a supplemental resource to the
information provided in the online NHSC Site Application.
Date: 03/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration view details
Virginia's Physician Assistant Workforce: 2021
An overview of the physician assistant (PA) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2021 Physician Assistant Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of PAs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 02/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions view details
How States Can Expand Health Care Access in Rural Communities
Discusses policy options states could use to increase access to care and the supply of healthcare providers in rural areas. Covers financial assistance programs for medical and dental education; malpractice reform; scope of practice changes for advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, and dental health aide therapists; telemedicine parity; and mobile clinics.
Date: 02/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress view details
2020 Indiana Physician Assistant Workforce Brief
Information on demographics, education and practice characteristics, and distribution of Indiana physician assistants (PAs), based on data from PAs who renewed their licenses online and are actively practicing in Indiana or providing telemedicine services to Indiana residents. Includes a county-level map showing population to PA ratios, with a comparison of numbers of PAs in rural and urban counties.
Author(s): Hannah L. Maxey, Courtney Medlock Date: 01/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy view details