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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Recruitment and retention of health professionals

Kansas Health Professional Underserved Areas Report, 2018
Provides information on Health Professional Shortage Designations (HPSAs) including the various federal and state definitions; qualifying criteria; and a summary of county or individual benefits for each designation. Covers workforce recruitment and retention programs in Kansas during 2018. Includes a table showing county-level data for Primary Care, Dental, and Mental HPSAs.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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3RNet Annual Report 2017-2018
Includes information on accomplishments from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Features statistics on referrals, placements, job postings, and technical assistance.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
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Factors Influencing Rural Physician Retention Following Completion of a Rural Training Track Family Medicine Residency Program
Examined survey results of 16 graduates from a rural family medicine training track program in Wisconsin to determine what factors influenced rural physician retention and practice location decisions. Includes statistics on physician retention and mobility, including reasons for leaving.
Author(s): Colleen Morken, Kimberly Bruksch-Meck, Byron Crouse, Kara Traxler
Citation: Wisconsin Medical Journal, 117(5), 208-210
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
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Burnout and Job and Career Satisfaction in the Physician Assistant Profession: A Review of the Literature
Discussion paper exploring factors contributing to burnout and job satisfaction among physician assistants (PAs), by examining 37 scholarly articles, 4 of which evaluate PAs in rural areas. Features a list of high-priority research areas and an appendix showing key findings from each of the 37 articles.
Author(s): Alison C. Essary, Kari S. Bernard, Bettie Coplan, et al.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy of Medicine
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Case Study: How Alaska Addresses Its Health Care Workforce Challenges
Reviews how state agencies and organizations in Alaska have collaborated to address health workforce shortages, particularly in rural areas of the state. Highlights the state's apprenticeship program, workforce coalition, use of Medicaid to pay nontraditional healthcare workers, and more.
Author(s): Rachel Donlon, Natalie Williams
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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Survey Snapshot: Rural Health Innovations Born from Challenges
Describes ways in which several large health care systems in South Carolina, Illinois, Texas, and Indiana have found creative solutions for expanding access for patients in rural areas and for improving recruitment and retention rates among their rural providers.
Author(s): Sandra Gittlen
Citation: NEJM Catalyst
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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Reshaping the Journey: American Indians and Alaska Natives in Medicine
Summarizes best practices and results of successful programs to be used as models for developing programs that can be used to help raise the number of American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI-AN) medical school graduates. Includes statistics on AI-AN medical school applicants by undergraduate institution and by state, and AI-AN medical school graduates by medical school.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Association of American Indian Physicians, Association of American Medical Colleges
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Cultivating Country Doctors: Preparing Learners for Rural Life and Community Leadership
Explores how selected medical school and residency programs develop students' competencies related to rural life, community engagement, and community leadership.
Author(s): Sarah B. Thach, Bryan Hodge, Misty Cox, Anna Beth Parlier-Ahmad, Shelley L. Galvin
Citation: Family Medicine, 50(9), 685-690
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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Supporting Family Physician Maternity Care Providers
Summarizes strategies, provides suggestions, and examines the role family physicians play in providing maternity care to the underserved. Also presents ideas for training and retaining family physician maternity care providers in rural areas.
Author(s): Jessica Taylor Goldstein, Scott G. Hartman, Matthew R. Meunier, et al.
Citation: Family Medicine, 50(9), 662-671
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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Physician Alliance Well-Being Case Study: Avera Health
Highlights a healthcare system based in South Dakota that serves a primarily rural population. Focuses on their program LIGHT: Live, Improve, Grow, Heal and Treat, which seeks to prevent and address burnout for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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