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Resources by Topic: Recruitment and retention of health professionals

Primary Care Clinician and Clinic Director Experiences of Professional Bias, Harassment, and Discrimination in an Underserved Agricultural Region of California
Results of interviews with 26 San Joaquin Valley clinicians and clinic directors from December 2017 to December 2018, to examine their experiences of isolation and harassment. Includes demographic statistics on participants.
Author(s): Michelle Ko, Armin Dorri
Citation: JAMA Network Open 2(10)
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
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New Mexico Health Care Workforce Committee: 2019 Annual Report
Provides detailed data at the county level, comparing New Mexico's healthcare workforce to national benchmarks. Discusses rural and frontier area shortages, health workforce migration trends, and potential solutions for solving the state's workforce issues including in rural areas; provides updates on previous recommendations. Includes a special focus on the nursing workforce and an analysis of primary care physicians and specialists in obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery and psychiatry. Appendices include gap analyses of New Mexico healthcare professions by county.
Author(s): Amy W. Farnbach Pearson, Jessica Reno
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
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Use of Apprenticeship to Meet Demand for Medical Assistants in the U.S.
Reports findings from a study of registered medical assistant (MA) apprenticeship programs in 12 states. Discusses the workforce needs these programs may help address, including workforce needs in rural communities. Describes the programs and discusses challenges with starting and maintaining MA apprenticeship programs.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Andrew D. Jopson, Susan M. Skillman, Bianca K. Frogner
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Fostering Resiliency in Your Workplace
Webinar recording and related materials addressing workforce burnout during healthcare transformation with a focus on rural health networks. Addresses causes of burnout, tools for encouraging positive psychology and resiliency, organizational culture, and workflow to help improve retention and productivity.
Additional links: Podcast, Presentation Slides, Webinar Recording
Date: 07/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Rosebud Hospital: Indian Health Service Management of Emergency Department Closure and Reopening, A Case Study
Examines management of Indian Health Services (IHS) closure of Rosebud Hospital in South Dakota and its reopening to identify lessons learned. Addresses reasons for hospital closure, the impact of the closure, corrective actions taken following to its reopening, and issues with sustaining improvements and compliance. Supports developing procedures for temporary emergency department closures and investing in rural workforce recruitment, retention, and training, among other recommendations.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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Nebraska J1 Visa Waiver Program 2001 - 2018
Describes the J1 Visa Waiver applications that have been sponsored by the state of Nebraska since 2001. Includes data from 2001-2018 regarding provider service obligation fulfillment and retention. Offers a breakdown of J-1 Visa providers by county, specialty, and metro versus nonmetro location.
Author(s): Thomas Rauner, Chanhyun Park
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: Division of Public Health
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Comparison of Urban and Rural Medical Student's Academic Performance and Rural Retention in Nevada - UME Graduates 2005-2014
Compares rural and urban student's demographics, previous locations, undergraduate grade point average (GPA), and medical college admission test (MCAT) scores with students working in rural and urban counties in Nevada to determine the probability of a rural student to be more likely to practice in a rural county.
Author(s): Victoria Young, Tabor Griswold, John Packham
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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Rural Physician Recruitment: Results from the 2019 Rural Physician and Administration Survey
White paper examining the results of a survey of 150 physicians and 105 rural health system administrators. Explores top reasons for choosing a rural practice location, incentives with the greatest influence, and reasons for declining offers. Includes suggestions for more successful rural recruitment and retention.
Author(s): Tony Stajduhar
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Jackson Physician Search
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A National Study of the Practice Characteristics of Women in Dentistry and Potential Impacts on Access to Care for Underserved Communities
Results of a study to understand differences in practice characteristics by gender, and to plan for changes in the workforce that could affect supply and demand of dental services in underserved areas. Features statistics including practice patterns by gender and year from 2010-2016 with breakdowns by practice location in rural area, small town, micropolitan, metropolitan, or large metropolitan area.
Author(s): Simona Surdu, Margaret Langelier, Yuhao Liu, Nubia Goodwin
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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The State of Rural Wisconsin Health
Presentation slides highlight the state of rural health in Wisconsin. Explores Wisconsin's rural economy, job growth, and workforce challenges, among other factors.
Author(s): Tim Size
Date: 06/2019
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
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