Indiana's Contraceptive Care Workforce: Current State and Opportunities
Provides an overview of contraceptive care workers in Indiana, such as primary care, maternity care, and pharmacist providers. Includes a county-level map showing location of pharmacists as well as counties that are Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (PC HPSAs) and that do or do not have sufficient Maternity Care Practitioner (MCP) Capacity.
Author(s): Becky Boustani, Courtney Medlock, Hannah Maxey Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy view details
Training the Primary Care Workforce to Deliver Team-Based Care in Underserved Areas: The Teaching Health Center Program
Provides an overview of the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program. Describes the THCGME program's outcomes in training primary care medical and dental providers, the practice settings of THCGME family medicine graduates, and services provided by program graduates. Profiles four THCGME programs, including three programs that serve tribal or rural areas. Discusses challenges facing Teaching Health Centers, proposed solutions, and key takeaways and recommendations for policymakers.
Author(s): Emily Hawes, Jacob Rains, Candice Chen, Erin Fraher Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund view details
Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Rural Training in Family Medicine Obstetrics Fellowships
Highlights a study on access to rural-focused family medicine obstetrics (FM OB) fellowships for family medicine residency graduates. Explores the availability of rural-specific FM OB fellowships and the challenges programs face in providing rurally-oriented training to family medicine physicians. Breaks down data by fellowship type, training curriculum, and rurality of location, among other measures.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center view details
New Hampshire's Primary Care HPSAs
County-level map showing primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas in New Hampshire.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: New Hampshire Rural Health & Primary Care view details
Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care in Rural America
Recording of a May 2023 webinar discussing behavioral health and primary care integration in rural areas. Explores the importance of integration in rural areas, the barriers to integration, and opportunities for policies that can improve access to care. Features opening remarks from Tom Morris, Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and a panel of providers from Missouri, New Hampshire, and Texas. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the video description, then selecting Show transcript.
Date: 05/2023 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center view details
Medical Assistants' Telehealth Roles and Skills in Primary Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Study examining the role of medical assistants (MAs) in providing primary care via telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. 10 key informants from national and state primary care organizations were interviewed. Results include discussion about the variation in roles being dependent on organization size and rurality.
Author(s): Samantha W. Pollack, Susan M. Skillman, Tracy M. Mroz, Bianca K. Frogner Date: 05/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies view details
Achieving Behavioral Health Care Integration in Rural America
Provides an overview of behavioral health and primary care integration and how integration may be different in rural areas than in urban and suburban areas. Examines the barriers to integration in rural areas and opportunities for policies that can improve access to care. Offers policy recommendations to better coordinate and integrate primary care and behavioral health services for high-risk groups and expand the ability of primary care providers to handle the lower-acuity behavioral health needs of patients through enhanced payments, training, and improved access to behavioral health providers for consultation and referral. Builds on the March 2021 report, Tackling America's Mental Health and Addiction Crisis Through Primary Care Integration.
Author(s): Kendall Strong, Michele Gilbert, Julia Harris, et al. Date: 05/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center view details