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

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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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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Impact of Participation in Technology-Enabled Collaborative Learning and Capacity Building (ECHO) Models on Provider Retention
Examines whether participation in technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building (ECHO) models improves retention of providers at the provider-level and the site-level, and whether results differ for Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) vs. non-HPSA sites.
Author(s): Sebastian Negrusa, Paul Hogan, Matt Zhou
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Lewin Group
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Graduate Medical Education Initiatives to Develop the Physician Workforce in Rural Wisconsin
Highlights successful graduate medical education (GME) initiatives aimed at strengthening the rural physician workforce in Wisconsin. Details the residency programs with a rural emphasis, the number of GME positions that received state funding, and the program capacity of rural residencies in the state, among other measures.
Author(s): Kimberly Bruksch-Meck, Byron Crouse, George Quinn, et al.
Citation: WMJ, 117(5), 201-207
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Medical Society
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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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