Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Healthcare Workforce.
Identifying Strategies for Strengthening the Health Care Workforce in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Provides an overview of recent trends in the shortage of the nursing, primary care, and behavioral healthcare workforce in Virginia. Summarizes findings from an environmental scan and qualitative and quantitative data analysis regarding recruitment and retention strategies. Identifies interventions that could help the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority (VHWDA) successfully address workforce shortages and which interventions should be prioritized based on desired policy outcomes. Presents a system dynamic model simulating the medium- to long-term supply and employment trends within Virginia's healthcare workforce under status quo conditions and under various policy interventions. Includes information on recruitment and retention in rural areas throughout.
Annex, Research Brief: Recommendations for Strengthening the Health Care Workforce in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Author(s): Megan Andrew, Brian Briscombe, Raffaele Vardavas, et al. Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation view details
Health is Primary: Charting a Path to Equity and Sustainability
Examines factors driving the downward trends in primary care, including fewer clinicians practicing primary care, fewer available appointments, lower spending on primary care, and fewer adults reporting that they have a usual source of primary care. Features a literature review, supply and demand analysis, and recommendations for potential solutions. Mentions rural throughout.
Executive Summary, Slide Presentation
Author(s): Alison Huffstetler, Ann Greiner, Anam Siddiqi, et al. Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Primary Care Collaborative, Robert Graham Center view details
First-Ever Rural Physician and Advanced Practice Provider Compensation Survey
Recording of an October 11, 2023, webinar discussing results of a January 2023 survey of rural hospitals regarding physician and advanced-practice provider compensation. Presents results for primary care and specialty care providers by provider type, hospital system affiliation, and region. Highlights factors that influence compensation and nurse practitioner practice environments by state. Transcript available in the video description.
Date: 10/2023 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Association, Stroudwater Associates view details
US Pediatric Primary Care Physician Workforce in Rural Areas, 2010 to 2020
Research letter assessing the growth and distribution of the general pediatrician and family medicine physician workforce from 2010-2020 across U.S. counties, and identifying sociodemographic characteristics of counties lacking these physicians. Features statistics with breakdowns by partly rural, entirely rural, and total counties.
Author(s): Tarun Ramesh, Hao Yu Citation: JAMA Network Open, 6(9) Date: 09/2023 Type: Document view details
How Academic Medicine Serves Rural Communities Across the Country
Highlights how Association of American Medical Colleges teaching hospitals and medical schools are serving patients in rural communities. Features the work of 6 institutions in North Dakota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, George, Texas, and California, and shares the challenges and successes unique to these communities.
Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Association of American Medical Colleges view details
Rural Health Research Recap: Rural Behavioral Health Workforce
Summarizes recent research from Rural Health Research Centers examining numbers of social workers, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and counselors. Features statistics including percent of counties without behavioral health professionals from 2014-2021 and behavioral health professionals per 100,000 residents from 2014-2021, with breakdowns by urban or rural location and profession type.
Author(s): Jessica Rosencrans Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway view details
Changes in Telehealth Experienced by Advanced Practice RNs During COVID-19
Summarizes 7,467 advanced practice RNs' national survey responses from June-September 2020 about the use of telehealth before and during the pandemic, and analyzes free-text comments about how the use of telehealth changed during the pandemic. Discusses challenges in rural areas, including provider shortages and lack of broadband access.
Author(s): Mavis N. Schorn, Carole R. Myers, Julie Barroso, et al. Citation: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 41(7), 507–513 Date: 07/2023 Type: Document view details
Preparing the Next Generation of the Healthcare Workforce: State Strategies for Recruitment and Retention
Provides an overview of the first year of the National Governors Association's Next Generation of the Healthcare Workforce project, which works with states on implementing strategies to strengthen and grow the next generation of the healthcare workforce. Outlines project outcomes and provides additional information on ongoing state healthcare workforce initiatives in participating states. Covers statewide cross-agency coordination, funding healthcare workforce initiatives, health equity and workforce diversity, data collection, career pathways, rural workforce, and more.
Author(s): Anna Heard, Shelby Hockenberry, Elijah McCabe, et al. Date: 07/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Governors Association view details
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