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Recruitment and Retention for Rural Health Facilities – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Recruitment and Retention for Rural Health Facilities.

Graduates of Rural-Centric Family Medicine Residencies: Determinants of Rural and Urban Practice
Reports on a study analyzing the characteristics, experiences, and attitudes of graduates from rural-centric family medicine residencies regarding influences on their selection of practice location.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Eric H. Larson
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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An Interview with David Schmitz
The co-creator of the Community Apgar Program and program director of Rural Training Tracks (RTTs) at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho shares his insights about rural physician training and recruitment of rural healthcare providers.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Conrad 30 Waivers for Physicians on J-1 Visas: State Policies, Practices, and Perspectives
Examines state Conrad 30 programs' goals, policies, and practices for recruiting and retaining non-U.S. citizen international medical graduates on J-1 visas. Includes information from Conrad 30 program websites and interviews with program staff in 32 states, with a focus on use of the program to support physician workforce for rural communities.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, Gina Keppel, Susan M. Skillman
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Diffusion of Physicians and Access To Primary Care: The Role of Person, Program, and Place
Examines factors which influence physicians' decisions to move into or out of Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and analyzes characteristics that may cause counties to gain or lose HPSA designation, using data from 2006, 2011, and 2013. Includes statistics with breakdowns such as change in physician-to-population ratio in urban, rural HPSA, and rural non-HPSA counties from 2010 to 2012, rates of inter-county and inter-state moves among physicians from 2006 to 2013, and characteristics of physicians by category of move.
Author(s): Thomas C. Ricketts
Date: 10/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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VA Health Care: Oversight Improvements Needed for Nurse Recruitment and Retention Initiatives
Reviews Veterans Health Administration (VHA) initiatives to recruit and retain nurses and the extent to which VHA oversees these initiatives. Discusses nurse recruitment and retention concerns specific to rural areas.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Determinants of an Urban Origin Student Choosing Rural Practice: A Scoping Review
An analysis of a comprehensive literature review using Medline and PubMed databases focused on key factors that influence medical students from urban areas in Australia, Canada and the USA to choose careers in rural medicine.
Author(s): Douglas Myhre, Sameer Bajaj, Wesley Jackson
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 15(3), 3483
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
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Analysis of Context Factors in Compulsory and Incentive Strategies for Improving Attraction and Retention of Health Workers in Rural and Remote Areas: A Systematic Review
Identifies and summarizes key factors policymakers should consider when designing and implementing interventions to address shortages of qualified health workers in underserved areas. Includes data from U.S.-based and international studies, and focuses on compulsory rural services programs and financial incentives.
Author(s): Xiaoyun Liu, Lixia Dou, Huan Zhang, Yang Sun, Beibei Yuan
Citation: Human Resources for Health, 13
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
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Recruitment, Onboarding, & Retention: A Toolkit for Health Centers
Assists community health centers in planning, developing, and implementing strategies to support the existing clinical workforce. Discusses how to recruit and retain a future workforce of primary care providers including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, dentists, and others who provide clinical care.
Date: 04/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Quality of Life Impacts the Recruitment and Retention of Rural Health Care Providers
Policy paper discussing the aspect of maintaining a professional quality of life and its impact on the recruitment and retention of healthcare providers in rural areas. Professional quality of life refers to promoting the advantages of rural practice over the negative aspects.
Author(s): Dayle Sharp, Maritza Bond, Kelly Cheek, Holly Wolff
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Finding and Keeping Health Care Providers in Rural Communities: Culture Change in Recruitment at Rural Health Group
Discusses the importance of developing a team-based, patient-centered care culture that emphasizes relational, interpersonal, and leadership skills as a method for the effective recruitment of healthcare providers in rural communities.
Author(s): Brian O. Harris
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 76(1), 29-33
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 4/14/2022