Topics: Health workforce education and training

For more information and resources, see RHIhub’s Education and Training of the Rural Healthcare Workforce topic guide.

Strengthening the Workforce to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Rural Areas

Dr. John Cullen, holding two babies he delivered


Obstetric services were available in 205 fewer rural hospitals in 2014 than in 2004. Realizing the importance of maternity and childbirth services, a CAH in Alaska works to keep its providers’ skills sharp and a rural OB-GYN residency program in Wisconsin is beginning to train a new generation of physicians.

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July 11, 2018

Washington Program Trains Dental Super-Generalists to Serve Rural Communities

RIDE student group


How do you attract dental students into practice in rural and underserved areas? With 70% of RIDE graduates practicing in those targeted areas, University of Washington School of Dentistry’s RIDE faculty, a preceptor, graduate, and current student share how it’s done and why it works.

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March 7, 2018

Using Telehealth to Put Patients at the Center of Healthcare

Mario Gutierrez


Mario Gutierrez, MPH, Executive Director of the Center for Connected Health Policy’s National Telehealth Policy Resource Center, discusses the important role telehealth plays for rural patients in delivering healthcare directly to their homes and communities.

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July 26, 2017

Winter 2015

UMKC nursing students present their final practicum project.


Distance Education

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February 26, 2015

Missouri RN Earns BS Nursing Degree Online

Virginia Slaughter


A profile of Virginia Slaughter, a nurse who earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree through the University of Missouri Kansas City RN-BSN Rural Nursing Initiative, a distance education program.

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February 26, 2015