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Education and Training of the Rural Healthcare Workforce – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Education and Training of the Rural Healthcare Workforce.

Training Rural to Serve Rural: Baccalaureate-MD Programs and Their Rural Results
Features combined baccalaureate/medical degree programs in New Mexico and West Virginia. Discusses how this educational approach can help address the need for rural primary care physicians. Describes student recruitment, program structure, and how the programs are funded.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Supporting Dental Therapy through Title VII Training Programs: A Meaningful Strategy for Implementing Equitable Oral Health Care - Nineteenth Annual Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to Congress
Offers policy and program development recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding primary care and dental training and education. Provides an overview of the importance of oral health, oral health disparities, and the dental therapy profession. Recommendations cover federal funding for dental therapy programs, dental therapy faculty and dental therapists' inclusion in loan forgiveness programs, and a longitudinal tracking mechanism for dental therapy trainees, faculty, and graduates. Highlights a dental therapy pilot program serving tribal communities in Alaska.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
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Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 2.0) Program Operator and Partner Perspectives on Local Service Delivery Systems
Features 15 of the 32 Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program grantees who provide services to low-income adults and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients to promote their entrance into high demand healthcare occupations. Examines how these programs, including 9 serving rural areas, partnered with their local workforce systems. Includes discussion of rural-specific issues related to healthcare training and employment.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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National Health Service Corps 50th Anniversary: Q&A with Dr. Luis Padilla
An interview with Dr. Luis Padilla, Associate Administrator for HRSA's Bureau of Health Workforce and Director of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). Discusses the NHSC's 50th anniversary, as well as the many NHSC initiatives that bring healthcare professionals to underserved communities.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Targeted Rural Health Education Project: Newspaper/Medical Student Collaboration Bringing Health Information to Rural Communities
Video highlighting the Targeted Rural Health Education (TRHE) program, which helps medical students at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences bring plain language health education to the communities they serve.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rx for the Rural Healthcare Workforce and Access to Care
Podcast with Tom Morris of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy about trends related to the rural healthcare workforce and efforts to overcome challenges. Discusses the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, rural hospital closures, telehealth, graduate medical education in rural areas, community health workers and community paramedics, funding opportunities to promote healthcare access in rural areas, the opioid crisis, and more.
Author(s): Jessica Nicholson
Date: 05/2022
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: The Conference Board
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2021 AACOMAS Profile: Applicant and Matriculant Report
Summary tables of osteopathic medical school applicants and matriculants. Features statistics including type of geographical area where applicants and matriculants were raised, with breakdowns by 6 levels of population size.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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Exploration of Remote Didactics at Rural Family Medicine Training Programs
Results of an electronic survey of rural family medicine residency site directors across the United States. Includes analyses through statistics with an emphasis on descriptions of current didactic practices, facilitators, and challenges to implementation. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban or rural location.
Author(s): Ying Zhang, Tessa E. Moore, Amanda Weidner, et al.
Citation: Family Medicine, 54(5), 362-363
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Section 127 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act: Graduate Medical Education (GME) Payment for Rural Track Programs (RTPs)
Describes changes in direct graduate medical education (GME) and indirect GME payments to teaching hospitals that train residents in Rural Training Programs beginning on October 1, 2022.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Strengthening the Rural Health Workforce to Improve Health Outcomes in Rural Communities: 24th Report
Presents recommendations to strengthen rural health workforce training and improve access to health care through evidence-based health workforce investments spanning education, training, and practice. Discusses rural health disparities and restructuring the rural health workforce.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Council on Graduate Medical Education
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Last Updated: 8/3/2022