Education and Training of the Rural Healthcare Workforce – Resources
Selected recent or important resources focusing on Education and Training of the Rural Healthcare Workforce.
Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD) Meeting Minutes, August 17, 2023
Summarizes the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD) meeting held August 17, 2023. Features updates from the Bureau of Health Workforce on programs to address healthcare workforce shortages and Title VII funding opportunities planned for 2024, including the Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE) - Physician Assistant Rural Training in Mental and Behavioral Health and the Rural Community Program Directors programs.
Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry 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
RPHWTN Grantees Help Rural Healthcare Facilities Keep Local Talent
Highlights the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network and its focus on expanding workforce capacity in rural and tribal areas. Features a career ladder program in Missouri, a respiratory therapy training program in Texas, and a health IT training program in Virginia.
Author(s): Allee Mead Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Expanded Medical Training Could Help Hospitals in Rural, Underserved Areas
Describes actions taken by states to ensure adequate access to clinical training for medical graduates and address physician shortages in rural and underserved areas. Covers statewide collaboration and appropriations, Medicaid payments, and incentives for rural clinical training.
Author(s): Rachel Woolworth Date: 07/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures view details
Leveraging Career Pathway Programs: State Strategies to Combat Health Care Workforce Shortages
Provides an overview of healthcare career pathway programs states have implemented to address or mitigate workforce shortages. Describes programs across various stages of education, including K-12, community college, and undergraduate programs. Highlights two undergraduate programs focused on rural healthcare - Nebraska's Rural Health Opportunities Program and Utah's Rural and Underserved Utah Training Experience (RUUTE) - as well as a regional rural nurse practitioner residency program in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures view details
Training the Primary Care Workforce to Deliver Team-Based Care in Underserved Areas: The Teaching Health Center Program
Provides an overview of the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program. Describes the THCGME program's outcomes in training primary care medical and dental providers, the practice settings of THCGME family medicine graduates, and services provided by program graduates. Profiles four THCGME programs, including three programs that serve tribal or rural areas. Discusses challenges facing Teaching Health Centers, proposed solutions, and key takeaways and recommendations for policymakers.
Author(s): Emily Hawes, Jacob Rains, Candice Chen, Erin Fraher Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund view details
Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Rural Training in Family Medicine Obstetrics Fellowships
Highlights a study on access to rural-focused family medicine obstetrics (FM OB) fellowships for family medicine residency graduates. Explores the availability of rural-specific FM OB fellowships and the challenges programs face in providing rurally-oriented training to family medicine physicians. Breaks down data by fellowship type, training curriculum, and rurality of location, among other measures.
Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center view details
An Exploratory Study of a Hands-on Naloxone Training for Rural Clinicians and Staff
Presents a study on the efficacy of a hands-on naloxone training for rural healthcare providers as a means of reducing opioid overdose fatalities in rural areas. Discusses the fentanyl-driven surge in opioid overdose deaths and describes the 1-hour training session, which involved a lecture and hands-on training with naloxone.
Author(s): Shameka L. Cody, Cheryl B. Hines, Christina J. Glenn, et al. Citation: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 55(3), 599-604 Date: 05/2023 Type: Document view details
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