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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 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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Recruitment and Retention of a Quality Health Workforce in Rural Areas, Number 4: Oral Health
Presents an overview of issues related to the oral health workforce in rural areas. Part of a series of issue papers addressing rural health care workforce development through career pipeline programs.
Date: 11/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Recruitment and Retention of a Quality Health Workforce in Rural Areas, Number 1: Physicians
Overview of issues related to the recruitment and retention of physicians in rural areas. Part of a series of issue papers addressing rural healthcare workforce development through career pipeline programs.
Date: 11/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Access, Health, and Wealth: The Impact of the National Health Service Corps in Rural America, 1970-2000
Examines 30 years of the National Health Service Corps' (NHSC) operation and its impact on rural America. Provides a detailed breakdown of healthcare professional providers who participated in the program, and includes information on mortality rates and self-reported health status for people living in rural Health Professional Shortage Area counties that were staffed with NHSC physicians. Also provides data on the economic impact for communities with NHSC personnel for selected states.
Author(s): George Fryer, Jessica McCann, Martey Dodoo, et al.
Date: 09/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Graham Center
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Recruitment and Retention of a Quality Health Workforce in Rural Areas, Number 14: Issues of Preserving Rural Professional Quality of Life
Addresses the importance of professional quality of life to the recruitment and retention of health professionals. Discusses methods for supporting the positive effects of caregiving and preventing the negative effects for different types of healthcare providers. Part of a series of issue papers addressing rural health care workforce development.
Date: 05/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Foreign Physicians: Preliminary Findings on the Use of J-1 Visa Waivers to Practice in Underserved Areas
Reports preliminary findings regarding the number of J-1 visa waivers requested by states and federal agencies and states' views on the 30-waiver limit and on their willingness to have unused waiver allotments redistributed.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 05/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Rural Dental Practice: A Tale of Four States
Reports the findings of a study investigating rural dentist issues, such as: demography, training, practice characteristics, staff, and job satisfaction in Alabama, California, Maine, and Missouri.
Additional links: Project Summary
Author(s): C. Holly A. Andrilla, Denise M. Lishner, L. Gary Hart
Date: 03/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Dentist Vacancies in Federally Funded Health Centers
Presents results for dentists from a study of staffing needs at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Provides information on dentist vacancy rates by rural and urban location. Compares dentist vacancies to other health care provider vacancies at FQHCs.
Date: 12/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Recruitment and Retention of a Quality Health Workforce in Rural Areas, Number 2: Nursing
Overview of issues related to the nursing workforce shortage, with recommendations to improve recruitment and retention of nurses. Part of a series of issue papers addressing rural healthcare workforce development through career pipeline programs.
Date: 12/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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