For the Record: Mary Wakefield
Presents an interview with Mary Wakefield, Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, who discusses the shortage of health care providers. Highlights strategies and programs including the National Health Service Corp, the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant, State Offices of Rural Health and Primary Care Offices, scholarship and loan forgiveness programs, and the Rural Recruitment and Retention Network, which links clinicians looking to practice in rural areas with rural clinical sites in need of providers.
Citation: State Legislatures Magazine, 40(6), 20-21 Date: 06/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures view details
Support for Rural Recruitment and Practice among U.S. Nurse Practitioner Education Programs
Examines nurse practitioner (NP) education programs across the U.S. to identify those actively promoting NP practice in rural areas. Describes their use of education methods that may promote rural practice and identifies barriers to recruiting rural students and providing rural NP clinical training.
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, Louise Kaplan, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Stefanie Ostergard, Davis G. Patterson Date: 05/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center view details
Rural Practice, Keeping Physicians In
Discusses recruitment, retention, and training of rural physicians. Includes recommendations and key legislative and government issues addressing this issue.
Date: 05/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians view details
Local Health Department Workforce Recruitment and Retention: Challenges and Opportunities
Provides an overview of local health workforce recruitment and retention strategies and case studies of health departments serving rural populations. Includes details on how the health departments approached recruiting, retaining, and developing their workforces.
Author(s): Julie Darnell, Susan Cahn, Bernard Turnock, et al. Date: 11/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Center for State and Local Government Excellence, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health view details
Building and Maintaining the Rural Health Workforce: Resources and Strategies
Provides examples of national and regional programs in
Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Focuses on
programs that support the education, recruitment, and
retention of the rural healthcare workforce.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, Denise M. Lishner, Susan M. Skillman, Mark P. Doescher Date: 07/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies view details
Midwest Retention Toolkit
Provides tools to assist National Health Service Corps
(NHSC) sites with the retention of healthcare providers.
Includes worksheets, sample surveys, and model retention
plans for use with all healthcare providers, although
targeted for physicians.
Date: 2012 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: 3RNET view details
Idaho Rural Family Physician Workforce Study: The Community Apgar Questionnaire
Discusses the community factors that support rural
communities in the development of their physician
workforce. Describes the Community Apgar Questionnaire, an
evaluation instrument initially to be used by Idaho rural
communities, however applicable to other rural communities,
to assess their current assets and potential strengths
associated with physician recruitment and retention.
Author(s): David Schmitz, Ed Baker, Ted Epperly Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 11(3), 1769 Date: 07/2011 Type: Document view details
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