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Resources by Topic: Recruitment and retention of health professionals

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 (formerly the South Carolina Rural 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 Area (HPSA) designations, 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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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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