Rural Healthcare Workforce – Organizations
(National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network)
Works to help physicians and other healthcare professionals find practice opportunities in rural areas throughout the country. Also allows employers from rural and underserved communities to post healthcare job opportunities. Includes state information and a list of state contacts.
Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Community-Based Linkages
Provides advice and recommendations on policy and program development to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services concerning the activities under Title VII, Part D of the Public Health Service Act. Topics addressed include Area Health Education Centers, geriatrics, rural health, allied health, podiatry, chiropractic, mental and behavioral health, graduate psychology, pain care, and quality improvement and patient safety.
American College of Surgeons
Works to improve the care of surgical patients and provides
opportunities for education and practice. Sponsors the
Rural Trauma Team Development Course and maintains a
listing of rural surgery training programs in the U.S.
Bureau of Health Workforce
Works to improve the health of underserved and vulnerable populations by strengthening the health workforce and connecting skilled professionals to communities in need. Manages federal shortage designations, administers grant programs related to the healthcare workforce, and administers scholarship and loan repayment programs designed for healthcare professionals. Part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Council on Graduate Medical Education
Provides an ongoing assessment of physician workforce trends, training issues, and financing policies. Advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Healthforce Center at UCSF
Works to help healthcare professionals, schools, organizations, and policymakers respond to the challenges of educating and managing the healthcare workforce in rural and urban areas. Part of the University of California, San Francisco.
National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice
Advises the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Congress on policy issues related to the Title VIII programs administered by the HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce Division of Nursing. Includes nurse workforce supply, education, and delivery of nursing services.
National AHEC Organization
Works to enhance access to primary and preventive care, especially in underserved communities, by improving the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals through educational partnerships.
National Association of Workforce Boards
Represents the nation's Workforce Development Boards that provide workforce development leadership in their communities. Ensures that workforce development and job training programs adequately meet needs of local employers.
National Center for Health Workforce Analysis
A national resource for health workforce research and data. Provides policymakers with information and data to help them make decisions regarding health workforce education, training, and delivery of care. Analyzes the supply, demand, distribution, and education of the nation's health workforce to support health workforce planning.
National Center for Rural Health Professions
Dedicated to meeting healthcare needs of rural Illinois residents, through projects involving multiple health professions. Emphasizes recruitment, retention, and healthcare delivery initiatives. Located on the campus of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford.
National Health Service Corps
Works to improve the health of underserved populations by
recruiting and retaining health professionals to deliver
healthcare in rural and underserved communities.
Administers scholarship and loan repayment programs.
Provides technical assistance to federally designated
Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) on projects that
enhance the NHSC's site development mission. Part of the
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services
National Rural Health Resource Center
Provides technical assistance and information resources addressing the transition to value and population health, collaboration and partnership, performance improvement, health information technology, and workforce. Rural Health Innovations (RHI), a subsidiary of the National Rural Health Resource Center, enhances the health of rural communities by providing products and services with a focus on excellence and innovation.
Oral Health Workforce Research Center
Based at the New York Center for Health Workforce Studies, this research center is one of 9 health workforce research centers in the United States, focused solely on oral health. Conducts research projects and publishes oral health workforce reports.
Assists community health centers in rural and underserved areas with recruitment and retention by providing free resources, training, and technical assistance.
UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
Conducts relevant health workforce research and policy analysis in collaboration with federal and state agencies as well as develops and refines analytical methods for measuring state health workforce supply and requirements.
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded
by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Focuses on
policy-oriented research with an emphasis on the rural
healthcare workforce and access to care. Based in the
Department of Family Medicine at the University of
Washington School of Medicine.