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North Carolina Resources

Rural Resurgence: Recent Population Growth in Rural N.C.
Analyzes population trends in rural North Carolina from 2010-2023, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban, suburban, and rural counties, and county-level maps with shadings showing percentages of population increase or decrease.
Author(s): Dalton Bailey
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Center
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The Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative
Provides an overview of the UNC Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative (RIPHI), a workforce initiative focused on collaboration between healthcare professionals and students in rural North Carolina. Describes the RIPHI's growth, goals, achievements, and lessons learned since the initiative's start in 2017. Discusses the value of rural experience for health professions students.
Author(s): Meg Zomorodi, Lorraine Alexander, Philip T. Rodgers
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 85(3), 188-190
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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Time for Action: Securing A Strong Nursing Workforce for North Carolina
Offers 8 recommendations for developing the nursing workforce in North Carolina. Discusses the workforce pipeline, professional education, well-being and safety in the workplace, leadership, retention, advocacy, staffing standards, billing, and more. Discusses rural throughout.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Institute of Medicine
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Transforming Oral Health Care in North Carolina
Makes recommendations for improving oral health access, supporting oral care workforce and providers, and promoting oral health quality and equity in North Carolina. Discusses oral health in rural and underserved areas throughout, including coverage of workforce distribution, dental safety net, and access barriers.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Institute of Medicine
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Health Care Coalitions: A Resource to Support Critical Access Hospital Emergency Preparedness Planning
Describes unique challenges Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) face regarding emergency preparedness planning. Presents findings from interviews with leaders from eight statewide or regional healthcare coalitions (HCCs) regarding strategies and resources HCCs provide to support the CAH emergency preparedness planning process.Outlines the functions and roles of HCCs by the four Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) capability goals.
Author(s): John Gale, Karen Pearson, Rebecca Stearns
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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North Carolina Healthcare Association Critical Workforce Needs Assessment
Reports on healthcare workforce trends in North Carolina, including discussion of state demographics, policy changes, and strategies influencing workforce needs and availability. Highlights the rural aging population and a need for health workers in rural communities.
Author(s): Patrick McHugh, Alison Bean de Hernandez, Chrystall Davis, Michael Hogan, Sara Nienow
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Healthcare Association
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North Carolina Counties Designated Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map of Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in North Carolina. Includes Primary Care, Mental/Behavioral Health, and Dental Care HPSAs.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
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North Carolina Dental Health - Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
County-level map of Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in North Carolina. Indicates counties containing at least one facility designated as an Automatic HPSA.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
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North Carolina Primary Care - Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
County-level map of Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in North Carolina. Indicates counties containing at least one facility designated as an Automatic HPSA.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
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North Carolina Mental Health - Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
County-level map of Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in North Carolina. Indicates counties containing at least one facility designated as an Automatic HPSA.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
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Last Updated: 6/4/2024