Recruitment and Retention for Rural Health Facilities – Resources
Selected recent or important resources focusing on Recruitment and Retention for Rural Health Facilities.
National Health Service Corps Site Reference Guide
Provides clarification for National Health Service Corps
(NHSC) sites regarding eligibility requirements,
qualification factors, compliance, roles and
responsibilities, and other factors for becoming an NHSC
approved site. Acts as a supplemental resource to the
information provided in the online NHSC Site Application.
Date: 04/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration view details
Profiles of Rural Medical Educators: Conversations with our Nation's Experts on Reversing Rural Physician Shortages
E-book featuring conversations with 16 prominent educators, offering insights on training and retaining medical doctors in rural communities. Includes perspectives of current and past National Rural Health Association members and national experts on reversing rural physician shortages and ways in which to deal with inadequate funding and resources. Intended for educators, politicians, physicians, administrators, medical students, funders, and rural communities seeking to recruit and retain excellent doctors.
Author(s): Rural Medical Educator Group Date: 08/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association view details
Addressing Rural Health Disparities in a Pandemic
Public Health Review podcast in which 3 speakers discuss the impact of COVID-19 on rural health infrastructure and workforce. Describes how to improve conditions in rural communities, increase access to quality healthcare, and implement innovative strategies for health workforce recruitment and retention.
Date: 08/2020 Type: Audio Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials view details
Recruiting and Retaining Behavioral Health Workers in Rural America: A Toolkit for Action
Explores successful tactics and programs, and elements missing from many current efforts to recruit and retain behavioral health workers. Describes funding opportunities, pipeline programs, telehealth initiatives, innovative approaches to recruitment and retention, and legislative changes in 2019 that helped promote recruitment and retention.
Author(s): Nancy Baum, Jaque King Date: 02/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health and Research Transformation, University of Michigan Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center view details
The Behavioral Health Workforce in Rural America: Developing a National Recruitment Strategy
Describes successful strategies to recruit and retain behavioral health workers in rural areas, based on phone interviews with state-level experts in rural health and behavioral health. Explores financial incentives, education and training programs, telehealth, licensure or scope of practice changes, innovative state approaches, and policy considerations.
Author(s): Nancy Baum, Jaque King Date: 02/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Health and Research Transformation view details
Rural Physician Recruitment: Results from our Rural Physician and Administration Survey
White paper examining the results of a survey of 150 physicians and 105 rural health system administrators. Explores top reasons for choosing a rural practice location, incentives with the greatest influence, and reasons for declining offers. Includes suggestions for more successful rural recruitment and retention.
Author(s): Tony Stajduhar Date: 01/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Jackson Physician Search view details
State Incentive Programs that Encourage Allied Health Professionals to Provide Care for Rural and Underserved Populations
Policy brief investigating allied health incentive programs at the state level by examining their goals, policies, practices, and available data on their achievement in recruiting and retaining allied health professionals to rural and underserved areas. Nearly 70 programs were surveyed and documented that provided financial support or training opportunities for 39 different types of allied health professionals and students in return for a service commitment.
Author(s): Malaika R. Schwartz, Davis G. Patterson, Rachelle L. McCarty Date: 12/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies view details
Immigrant Doctors Can Help Lower Physician Shortages in Rural America
Report highlighting physician shortages in rural areas and exploring pathways by which immigrants come to practice in those areas. Provides recommendations for state and federal policies that would better incorporate immigrant doctors into the effort to ease healthcare shortages in rural areas. Includes statistics on the number and percentage of International Medical Graduates who were resident physicians in the United States in 2017, with breakdowns by citizenship or visa status.
Author(s): Silva Mathema Date: 07/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress view details
Article describing the process a rural North Dakota community used to recruit two family physicians, through the efforts of community members and representatives of the local Critical Access Hospital.
Author(s): Stacy Kusler Date: 07/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Behavioral Health Integration and Workforce Development
Examines the need for states to assess behavioral health integration (BHI) workforce needs, identify legal and policy barriers to practice, and effectively train and retain BHI practitioners, especially in underserved areas. Includes case studies of programs in Washington, Nebraska, and Michigan, and lists of resources.
Author(s): Rachel Block Date: 05/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund view details
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