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Education and Training of the Rural Healthcare Workforce – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Feb 29, 2024 - A new partnership between 24 rural and urban tribal organizations will address physician shortages in tribal communities by advocating for more graduate medical education opportunities in tribal medical facilities. The group aims to improve existing health disparities for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Source: Native News Online
Feb 16, 2024 - Highlights Project ECHO Nevada, a telementoring program for rural healthcare providers. Discusses the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on participation. Highlights the improved quality of care offered as a result of participation in the program. Discusses future plans for the program.
Source: Nevada Today
Feb 5, 2024 - Highlights a partnership between a North Carolina university and healthcare network to offer a residency program with a rural track. Discusses evidence that residents that train in rural areas are more likely to practice in rural areas.
Source: Campbell University News
Jan 30, 2024 - Profiles the Leadership in Rural Medicine Program, a rural training program for physicians in Michigan. Discusses the importance of community engagement, workforce shortages, and more recent programs also aiming to address physician shortages.
Source: The 'Gander
Jan 27, 2024 - Highlights the East Tennessee State University Department of Family Medicine's efforts to send residents into rural areas in an attempt to address predicted primary care shortages in rural areas.
Source: Citizen Tribune
Jan 25, 2024 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to serve as members of the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP). NACNEP provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on policy, program development, and other matters of significance concerning the activities under Title VIII of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, including the range of issues relating to the nurse workforce, education, and practice improvement. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 18, 2024 - Highlights programs at the University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine to address physician shortages in rural, tribal, and other underserved communities.
Source: Good Notes
Jan 12, 2024 - Discusses the shortage of physicians in rural Minnesota and highlights the success of a Wisconsin medical school that is serving as a model for addressing the shortage in Minnesota. Highlights the challenges with accessing healthcare in rural areas, noting that the aging population impacts both the health of the population and the sustainability of the workforce. Discusses community engagement and residency availability.
Source: MinnPost

Last Updated: 2/29/2024