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Resources by Topic: Recruitment and retention of health professionals

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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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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Recruitment & Retention, 3RNet, and HPSAs
Highlights benefits rural facilities can offer to help recruit healthcare providers, including loan repayment programs and fringe benefits. Provides a brief overview of how Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) are scored. Presentation slides from the Arkansas 2019 Annual Rural Health Conference.
Author(s): Naomi Sweeney
Date: 06/2019
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
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Educational Gaps a Barrier to Rural Nursing Practice
Poster presentation describing results of a study examining perceived barriers and facilitators to rural nursing practice, job satisfaction, and challenges in nursing work environments and patient care, including perceived education preparation. Features statistics related to likelihood of leaving the nursing profession, barriers occurring weekly, satisfaction with workplace characteristics, and educational training by rurality of practice site.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Selina Hunt McKinney, Susan Outen, Whitney Zahnd, Eboni Haynes
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Rural Public Health Workforce Training and Development: The Performance of an Undergraduate Internship Programme in a Rural Hospital and Healthcare Centre
Examines a year-long undergraduate internship for public health at a rural hospital and health center in the Midwest. Addresses internships and learning effectiveness, feedback from trainees, the implications for rural recruitment, and potential revisions to the model.
Author(s): Luis Miguel Dos Santos
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(7), 1259
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
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Planting TREES in Rural Places: Training and Rural Health Professions Education that is Community Engaged and Sustainable
Outlines a process for academic-community engagement and decision-making for residency education. Details benefits to hospitals and local communities, and contains tools and other resources to promote exploration and consideration of the perspectives of many people and interested parties.
Author(s): Randall Longenecker, David Schmitz
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
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HHS and HRSA Rural Summit
Summary of a January 28, 2019 discussion among rural healthcare stakeholders concerning challenges rural communities face in providing and accessing healthcare. Also explores opportunities for the Department of Health and Human Services Administration and the Health Resources and Services Administration to address these issues through program and policy development. Topics include access to care, workforce challenges, rural health system transformation, telehealth, and response to the opioid crisis.
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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