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Resources by Topic: Recruitment and retention of health professionals

Recruitment and Retention of a Quality Health Workforce in Rural Areas, Number 11: Allied Health
Addresses rural healthcare workforce needs focusing on allied healthcare professionals including occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, clinical laboratory science, and other allied health professions. Discusses challenges and strategies to recruiting and retaining allied health professionals in rural communities.
Date: 10/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Rural Hospital Renovation & Expansion Study
Summarizes the results of a survey assessing the impact of community hospital renovations on healthcare delivery and recruitment and retention of health professionals.
Author(s): Bill Wilson, Rick Geiler, Jim McClure, Scott Fowler
Date: 10/2008
Type: Document
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Challenges for Rural Emergency Medical Services: Medical Oversight
Examines the challenges faced by rural emergency medical service agencies in recruiting a medical director and providing medical direction for EMS personnel.
Author(s): Victoria Freeman, Rebecca Slifkin, Daniel Patterson
Date: 05/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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Michigan Strategic Opportunities for Rural Health Improvement: A State Rural Health Plan 2008-2012
Assessed the health status in Michigan's rural areas based on the Michigan Rural Health Profile, Delphi Survey results, and the Michigan Strategic Opportunities for Rural Health Improvement: April 2008 - April 2012: Final Report. Identified three key rural health issues to be addressed which include: Availability and Accessibility to Health Care Services; Recruitment and Retention of Health Care Providers (Nurses, Physician Assistants, Dentists, Physicians, and Allied Health); and Healthy Lifestyles.
Author(s): John Barnas, Lonnie Barnett, Traci Wightman, et al.
Date: 04/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Center for Rural Health
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Status and Future of Health Care Delivery in Rural Wyoming
Provides findings from an analysis of health care service delivery in rural Wyoming. Includes an overview of Wyoming's population and the health care service delivery system. Covers workforce recruitment and retention, the economic impact of the health care system, and other topics.
Additional links: Summary Report
Date: 06/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Recruitment and Retention of a Quality Health Workforce in Rural Areas, Number 10: Hospital Administration
Presents an overview of issues related to the healthcare administration workforce in rural areas. Part of a series of issue papers addressing rural health care workforce development through career pipeline programs.
Date: 05/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Health Center Expansion and Recruitment Survey 2004: Results by Health and Human Services Regions and Health Center Geography
Reports findings from the national study of health center staffing, recruitment, and retention. Provides information by HHS region, urban and rural geography, and national overall estimates. Includes 118 graphs of selected survey results.
Author(s): C. Holly A. Andrilla, L. Gary Hart
Date: 03/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Rural and Frontier EMS Town Hall Meeting Summary
Highlights several town hall meetings that were conducted by the Rural EMS and Trauma Technical Assistance Center during which rural EMS providers identified issues of concern to their local agency. Topics covered include funding, advocacy, recruitment and retention, training, and public awareness of the emergency medical technician (EMT) profession.
Date: 2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Recruitment and Retention of a Quality Health Workforce in Rural Areas, Number 6: Rural Public Health
Provides information and statistics on the public health workforce in rural and frontier America. Covers policy recommendations to increase the investment in public health educational programs.
Author(s): Michael Meit
Date: 11/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Results of the 2004 Health Center Expansion and Recruitment Survey for Health Centers: Analyses for Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI States)
Presents a subset of the findings from the larger national study of Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) staffing needs of FQHCs located in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) overall and by urban and rural geography.
Author(s): C. Holly A. Andrilla, L. Gary Hart
Date: 11/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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