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Nebraska Resources

The Status of the Nebraska Healthcare Workforce: Update 2022
Provides information on the Nebraska healthcare workforce such as distribution of healthcare professionals, demographic profile of the state, designated health professions shortage areas (HPSAs), and maps of HPSAs and metro/nonmetro counties. Features county-level data on the number of active physicians, nurse professionals, emergency medical technicians, and other healthcare professionals in the state.
Author(s): Hyo Jung Tak, Nicole Carritt, Marlene Deras, et al.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Nebraska Area Health Education Centers, University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center: Center for Health Policy, UNMC Rural Health Initiatives
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Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska Workforce Data
Provides information on Nebraska's behavioral health providers from 2010-2020. Includes rural versus urban comparisons of population to provider ratios as well as demographic information of providers such as age, gender, and race/ethnicity.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska
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Qualitative Analysis of Cancer Care Experiences among Rural Cancer Survivors and Caregivers
Examines cancer survivors and caregivers' perceptions toward cancer care in rural Nebraska. Discusses perceptions of community health status, sources of cancer information, cancer diagnosis, care coordination, provider communication and organizational support, and barriers to care, based on focus group data from 20 participants.
Author(s): Kendra L. Ratnapradipa, Jordan Ranta, Krishtee Napit, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Nebraska
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Nebraska Center for Nursing 2022 Biennial Report
Provides data on Nebraska's registered nurse (RN) and licensed practical nurse (LPN) workforce, including county-specific supply and rural and urban distribution by age group, race/ethnicity, education level, and employment setting. Projects the expected nursing workforce growth through 2025 by region and includes the anticipated nursing shortage for each region.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Center for Nursing
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Nebraska Rural Health Advisory Commission's Annual Report
Discusses state-designated shortage areas and the Nebraska loan repayment programs for healthcare students and professionals. Features statistics on various incentive programs, including the student loan and loan repayment programs by fiscal years, with breakdowns by provider type.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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Nebraska Rural Health Advisory Commission's Rural Health Recommendations
Identifies some of the major rural health issues in Nebraska and proposes recommendations to address them. Examines health workforce shortages, behavioral health issues, and the effect of COVID-19 on the Nebraska rural healthcare systems.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska Legislative Report FY 2020 & 2021
Provides an overview of the demographic and geographic characteristics of the behavioral health workforce in Nebraska. Discusses behavioral health workforce recruitment, education, funding, and retention strategies in the state. Compares the supply of behavioral health providers in Nebraska versus the national average, in addition to rural versus urban areas of Nebraska. Includes maps of provider locations, training locations, and integrated primary care/behavioral health care clinics across the state.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska
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FY 2021: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Nebraska Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Nebraska in Fiscal Year 2021. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Nebraska Critical Access Hospitals 2021
A map of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) by county in Nebraska in 2021.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Last Updated: 6/28/2022