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Are Family Physicians Trained in Small Rural Residencies of Comparable Quality to Family Physicians Overall?Rural PREP Rural PREP study that examined family medicine rural vs. urban training outcomes: resident competence, scope of practice, and output to rural practice education family medicine graduate medical education physician quality residency Rural PREP training value workforce Journal Article, Study
Routes to Rural Readiness: Enhancing Recruitment and Retention of Nurse Practitioners in Rural Primary Care Through ResidenciesRural PREP Rural PREP study that examined the purpose and characteristics of rural NP residencies that aim to promote the successful recruitment, transition, and retention of NPs in rural primary care practice clinical education nurse practitioner recruitment research retention Rural PREP training workforce Journal Article, Study
Exploration of Remote Didactics at Rural Family Medicine Training ProgramsRural PREP Distance learning is a feasible and effective method of delivering education, especially in rural settings. Few studies focus on remote learning in graduate medical education. This study explores remote didactic practices of rural family medicine programs in the United States. Journal Article, Study
Integrating Rural Medical Practice into Public HealthRural PREP This Teaching Kit contains all you need to host your own team-based active-learning event featuring work by Chip Taylor uses lessons learned in the early days of the COVID-19 response in one rural county to facilitate exploration of roles, responsibilities and challenges for rural physicians in a public health emergency. Teaching Kits
Engaging Rural Communities in PracticeRural PREP The Engaging Rural Communities in Practice Teaching Kit contains all you need to host your own team-based active-learning event featuring work by Tiffani Maycock to explore the process and expected outcomes of participatory action engagement strategies in rural communities. Teaching Kits
It Takes a Village to Advocate for Rural HealthRural PREP The Advocacy Teaching Kit contains all you need to host your own team-based active-learning event featuring work by Carrie Cochran-McClain and Josh Jorgensen. Teaching Kits
Welcoming Diverse Clinical Learners into Diverse Rural CommunitiesRural PREP This webinar briefly reviews the staffing needs of rural communities and the experiential opportunities for trainees there, and discusses methods to support learners from diverse backgrounds in these settings. clinical diversity education equity Rural PREP training Webinar
The Landscape of Rural Health ResearchRural PREP This presentation by Jennifer Burges and Marcia Ward looks into the relationship between policy, research, and FORHP with examples of when research has influenced policy and federal programs and when policy has influenced research. health research rural Rural PREP Webinar
Supporting Rural Programs Through Telehealth: Training, Supervision, and Collaborative Mental Health CareRural PREP Webinar on potential of telehealth as an effective, well-accepted, and cost-effective platform to deliver mental health treatment to those who may not otherwise be able to access such treatment. behavioral education mental health rural Rural PREP telehealth workforce Webinar
Supporting Medical Education Reforms Through Data and Local Advocacy for Rural PipelinesRural PREP Rural pipeline programs can be useful tools in medical education reform to benefit counties with the gain of family physicians and production of health professionals. This webinar featuring Dr. John Wheat explores the role of rural medical educators in further reforming medical education and training and impacting local health care. advocacy education medical school physician pipeline program recruitment retention rural Rural PREP student track workforce Webinar
Scholarly Dissemination to Rural AudiencesRural PREP This webinar presented by Shawnda Schroeder, PhD, MA, discusses the importance of disseminating your work as well as the various modes of dissemination with special attention paid to the journal publication process. dissemination research rural Rural PREP Webinar
Learner Centered Research MentoringRural PREP Webinar describing mentoring models, roles, and skills for successful mentoring research residents Rural PREP students workforce Webinar
Increasing Capacity and Joy in PreceptingRural PREP In this professional development webinar Dr. Schmidt shares her experience and lessons learned from precepting 3-6 learners in a teaching half-day in the office. clinical precepting residents students training workforce Webinar
HPERC: Engaging the Community in Rural EducationRural PREP Primary care health professions education occurring with rural communities in rural locations is critically important to rural workforce recruitment and retention. This webinar by David Schmitz, Cindra Stahl, and Stacy Kusler seeks to engage our colleagues from the perspectives of a rural medical educator, an AHEC leader, and a rural workforce specialist. Webinar
Focus Groups in Health Research – Just the BasicsRural PREP Webinar describing basic considerations needed for researchers interested in using focus groups in their studies focus groups health methods qualitative research Rural PREP Webinar
Engaging Learners in Addressing Rural Population HealthRural PREP Webinar describing health hazards associated with radon gas, the testing and remediation process, and the principles of a population health intervention disparities population health public health residents Rural PREP students workforce Webinar
Design and Dissemination Studios: A Strategy for Promoting Scholarly Work in Your ProgramRural PREP This webinar describes the process of planning and implementing a studio in detail and direct participants to resources, followed by an opportunity for the audience to engage with presenters to discuss how to use the tool more broadly. Webinar
The Impact of Telepsychiatry Services on the Training of Rural Primary Care Teams in Integrated Behavioral HealthcareRural PREP Rural PREP study to determine if primary care providers who participate in the Collaborative Care Model of telepsychiatry consultation develop increased behavioral health expertise behavioral collaborative care education mental health primary care rural Rural PREP telehealth Journal Article, Study
Measuring the Commitment of Health Professions Schools to Rural Primary CareRural PREP Rural PREP study to determine which U.S. medical schools produce high proportions of rural primary care physicians and what educational and organizational characteristics contribute to high rural production medical school pipeline primary care recruitment retention rural Rural PREP workforce Journal Article, Study
Microresearch for Rural HealthRural PREP Rural PREP webinar describing the global impact of "microresearch" and explaining how to apply for a Rural PREP microresearch award education microresearch research resident Rural PREP student training Webinar
Targeted Rural Health EducationRural PREP This webinar examines the Targeted Rural Health Education (TRHE) project, which provides health profession students with the opportunity to gain experience writing plain language health education stories based on topics from the community needs assessments or a clinical experience for publication in a rural newspaper. advocacy education medical student nurse practitioner rural Rural PREP Webinar
Rural GeneralistRural PREP The Rural Generalist Teaching Kit contains all you need to host your own team-based active-learning event featuring work by Rob Epstein, MD., Program Director of the Swedish Rural Program in Port Angeles, Washington. Teaching Kits
Farm Safety for ChildrenRural PREP The Farm Safety for Children Teaching Kit contains all you need to host your own team-based active-learning event featuring work by Diane Rohlman, PhD., Professor and Endowed Chair in Rural Health and Safety at the University of Iowa. Teaching Kits
Routes to Rural Readiness: Enhancing Clinical Training Experiences for Nurse Practitioner Practice in Rural Primary CareRural PREP Rural provider shortages in primary care can be alleviated by encouraging and supporting nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice in rural clinical sites, which are more likely to employ NPs than urban sites clinical education nurse practitioner recruitment research retention Rural PREP training workforce Journal Article, Study
How Can We Support Rural-Centric Residency Programs as Unified ACGME Accreditation Approaches in 2020?Rural PREP Rural PREP study identifies challenges and solutions to support rural and small residency programs critical to rural communities graduate medical education programs residencies rural Rural PREP workforce Study
Alcohol Withdrawal and Detox in a Rural SettingRural PREP The Alcohol Withdrawal and Detox teaching kit, featuring Kim Kardonsky, MD, and Dave Evans, MD, explores the role of rural providers in alcohol abuse and detox. alcohol coordination Rural PREP substance use treatment workforce Teaching Kits
Gestational Diabetes: Diagnoses and Management with a Rural TwistRural PREP The Gestational Diabetes teaching kit, featuring Robert Gobbo, MD, discusses how rural physicians can improve the outcomes of Gestational diabetes (GDM). Care for this population by family physicians in a rural place comes with unique opportunities and challenges. diabetes perinatal pregnancy Rural PREP social determinants of health workforce Teaching Kits
Agricultural Exposures: Organophosphate Pesticide Poisoning and PreventionRural PREP The Agricultural Exposures teaching kit, featuring Diane Rohlman, PhD, discusses the dangers of organophosphate pesticides and how understanding the context of application and exposure is helpful for recommending methods for prevention. agriculture decontamination environment exposure pesticides Rural PREP workforce Teaching Kits
Addressing Maternity Deserts: A Role for Operative Obstetrics in Family MedicineRural PREP The Addressing Maternity Deserts teaching kit, featuring Robert Gobbo, MD, presents an overview of appropriate training and planning for those interested in considering a path towards obtaining the skills, privileges and maintenance of competence in operative obstetrics. cesarean credentialing maternity obstetrics perinatal Rural PREP skills surgical workforce Teaching Kits
Group Medical Visits: An Innovative Solution for Chronic Pain Management in a Rural ContextRural PREP The Group Medical Visits teaching kit, featuring Jaclyn Thatcher, RN, DNP/FNP-S, and Jacob Thatcher, OMS IV, explores the potential of Group Medical Visits (GMVs) to transform chronic pain management in rural primary care and the delivery of medical care in the United States. pain productivity recruitment retention Rural PREP support workforce Teaching Kits
Rural: Objective Reality or Simple PerceptionRural PREP This teaching kit featuring Randall Longenecker, MD, will help you negotiate critical conversations on definitions and perceptions of 'rural' and make good decisions around education and training for rural practice. definition geography research rural Rural PREP Teaching Kits
A Day in the Life of a Rural Family PhysicianRural PREP This teaching kit featuring Scott Anzalone, MD, will focus on one family physician practicing in rural Ohio, who, until recent years, practiced full scope – office, hospital, maternity care, nursing home, home visits, endoscopy, minor surgery and orthopedics physicians Rural PREP workforce Teaching Kits
Demystifying the Rural Job Search: Putting Your Best Foot ForwardRural PREP This teaching kit featuring work by Mike Shimmens and Michelle Varcho will help Physician’s Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Physicians untangle the many barriers to their rural job search by introducing tools and resources designed to help those that are looking for rural specific opportunities. employment jobs recruitment rural Rural PREP workforce Teaching Kits
Presenting Your Case: Making Use of Telehealth in Rural PracticeRural PREP This teaching kit featuring work by Van Roper, Phd., RN., FNP-C will showcase the use of the ECHO model to provide meaningful experiential learning and patient care collaborative experience for both primary care providers and health professions students in an interprofessional environment. primary care rural Rural PREP telehealth workforce Teaching Kits
Who will join me in practice? Recruiting for rural communitiesRural PREP The Recruiting for Rural Communities Teaching Kit contains all you need to host your own team-based active-learning event featuring work by Randall Longenecker, MD, Professor of Family Medicine and Assistant Dean for Rural and Underserved Programs at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Athens, Ohio. Teaching Kits
Enhanced Surgical Skills TrainingRural PREP The Enhanced Surgical Skills Teaching Kit contains all you need to host your own team-based active-learning event featuring work by Dave Kermode, DO, and Joel Wells, DO, from Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa. Teaching Kits
An Organic Approach to Health Professions Education and Health Equity: Learning in and With Underserved CommunitiesRural PREP Since the Flexner Report in 1910, medical education has taken a primarily technical approach to preparing students for science-based medical practice. Adequately addressing the complex problems leading to population health disparities and achieving health equity is not possible through a technical approach to education alone. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, who brought organic architecture to […] diversity education equity Rural PREP underserved workforce Journal Article
Why Do I Teach in Rural Practice? A Day in the Life of a Rural PreceptorRural PREP The teaching kit featuring work by Robert Ostrander, MD. will explore the importance of teaching in rural practice to both one's well-being and to student learning. clinical precepting resident rural Rural PREP student teaching training Teaching Kits
What Is the Impact on Rural Area Residents When the Local Physician Leaves?Rural PREP This article from Microresearch awardee Paulius Mui explores aspects of access to care, both within and outside of primary care settings, that result from loss of a rural family physician. microresearch physician retention Rural PREP workforce Study
Targeted Medical School Admissions: A Strategic Process for Meeting Our Social MissionRural PREP Increased medical school class sizes and new medical schools have not addressed the workforce inadequacies in primary care or underserved settings. This article outlines admissions strategies to recruit students likely to practice in primary care or underserved settings. admissions medical school primary care recruitment research rural Rural PREP student workforce Journal Article, Study
Rural Newborn CareRural PREP This teaching kit featuring Brandon Ferguson, MD, will focus on some of the challenges specific to rural newborn care. maternity obstetrics perinatal Rural PREP Teaching Kits
Rural Health Leadership Radio: A Conversation with Davis Patterson, PhDRural PREP Rural Health Leadership Radio podcast guest Davis Patterson, PhD, Director of Rural PREP discussing rural health workforce research and rural health professional education health primary care research rural Rural PREP workforce Audio
Routes to Rural Readiness: Enhancing Rural Clinical Training Experiences for Physician AssistantsRural PREP This Rural PREP study will survey and interview PA program directors to describe the approaches of rurally oriented PA programs as well as the availability and varying models of rural clinical training in the most successful programs. clinical education physician assistant recruitment research retention Rural PREP training workforce Study
Recruitment to Rural Residency Programs: Match Rates and Best PracticesRural PREP This study explores the history of National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) match rates for rurally located family medicine residency programs over the past 25 years (1995-2020) in an effort to examine the widely held perception that low match rates equate to unfavorable program outcomes and to identify successful recruitment strategies for rural programs and for recruitment to rural practice generally. graduate medical education recruitment residency rural Rural PREP Study
Qualitative Inquiry for Rural ProgramsRural PREP Webinar describing practical methods for qualitative research and evaluation for rural health professional educators, learners, and practitioners education qualitative research resident Rural PREP student Webinar
Pipelines to Pathways: Medical School Commitment to Producing a Rural WorkforceRural PREP This is a descriptive study of publicly available and rurally relevant characteristics of all 182 allopathic and osteopathic medical schools operating in the 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2016, with rural program information for these schools updated in 2019. The authors constructed a “rural program” definition in order to systematically catalog coordinated and strategic medical school efforts to produce a rural physician workforce. admissions medical school pipeline recruitment rural student track Study,
Negotiating the IRB ProcessRural PREP This webinar convenes a panel who will share their experience and wisdom in navigating the IRB process in rural communities and in the area of rural health. education research resident Rural PREP student training Webinar
Microresearch: Promoting Scholarly Activity That Addresses Health Disparities in Rural Health Professional Education ProgramsRural PREP Microresearch is an innovative, mentored research experience, originally developed in Africa and adapted for U.S. health professional trainees preparing for rural primary care practice. This report describes program elements (funding, mentorship, and peer support) that others may replicate to develop research and leadership skills through community engagement to address health disparities. education funding microresearch research Rural PREP students residents training Journal Article, Microresearch
Mental Health in Rural CommunitiesRural PREP This teaching kit featuring Diane Rohlman, PhD, will explore the need to understand the factors that impact mental health in rural communities and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of distress and to learn strategies and resources that are available to help you or someone else. behavioral mental health Rural PREP Teaching Kits
Local Access to Labor and Obstetrical Delivery and Prenatal CareRural PREP The Local Access to Labor & Obstetrical Delivery and Prenatal Care teaching kit, featuring John Waits, MD, Chief Executive Officer and Faculty Physician at Cahaba Medical Services, discusses the reopening of rural labor and delivery units. access infant mortality maternity obstetrics outcomes perinatal Rural PREP workforce Teaching Kits
Live Where You WorkRural PREP The Live Where You Work teaching kit, featuring Kate Abraham, MD, MPH, discusses geography’s influence on poverty and access to health care and the difference it makes when you live in the community you serve. access community geography medicine recruitment retention Rural PREP workforce Teaching Kits
How Can We Strengthen Rural Opportunities in K-16 Education to Promote Primary Care Health Careers?Rural PREP Health career pathway programs can promote and prepare rural students in grades kindergarten through college (K–16) for health careers, but little is known about the prevalence and characteristics of these programs in the U.S. This mixed-methods study provides a baseline description of health career pathway programs for rural K–16 students through a scoping review, survey, […] education pipeline research rural Rural PREP workforce Journal Article, Study
Good FencesRural PREP The Good Fences teaching kit, featuring Randy Longenecker, MD, focuses on negotiating relationships in healthy ways, including healthy boundary setting, boundary crossings, and boundary maintenance. boundaries conflict power relationships Rural PREP workforce Teaching Kits
Doctor, Can I Trust You?Rural PREP This teaching kit featuring Katy Kropf, DO, will look at the many societal factors contribute to the health disparities experienced by LGBTQIA patients living in rural areas care disparities gay lesbian LGBTQ rural Rural PREP transgender workforce Teaching Kits
Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences in Rural Primary CareRural PREP The Adverse Childhood Experiences teaching kit, featuring Neal Bowen, PhD, discusses the array of lifetime negative health outcomes that may result from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the unique challenges they present in a rural setting. abuse community primary care Rural PREP trauma workforce Teaching Kits
A Design and Dissemination Studio: Building a Scholarly Community of Practice in Rural Health Professions Education and TrainingRural PREP Rural PREP has adapted a process, originally developed for cancer research, to engage community members in a research Design and Dissemination Studio in rural health professions education, enlarging a scholarly community of practice in preparing a future rural health workforce. Longenecker RL, Schmitz D, Pollack SW, Patterson DG. A design and dissemination studio: Building a […] dissemination engagement research workforce Journal Article
Recruitment and Retention of Providers in Rural Areas (3RNet)
Presentation slides from 3RNet describing practical recruitment strategies for rural areas recruitment retention rural workforce Slides
Nonprofit organization connecting health professionals searching for jobs in rural or underserved areas with health care facilities jobs practice recruitment retention workforce Multiple
Special Needs in Rural America: Implications for Healthcare Workforce Education, Training, and Practice The first of a three-part series of issue briefs from the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) focused on improving the health of  rural communities through strengthening the rural healthcare workforce (July 2020). health workforce rural Multiple
Investing in a Health Workforce that Meets Rural Needs The second of a three-part series of issue briefs from the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) focused on improving the health of rural communities through strengthening the rural healthcare workforce (February 2021). health workforce rural Multiple
Training Needs to Prepare the Healthcare Workforce for Rural Practice The third of a three-part series of issue briefs from the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) focused on improving the health of rural communities through strengthening the rural healthcare workforce (June 2021). health workforce rural Multiple
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center Policy-oriented research organization focusing rural health professional education, supply, demand, and distribution, as well as availability and quality of rural healthcare disparities equity policy research rural study workforce Multiple
Who, What, and Where: Transforming Primary Care Education to Advance Health Equity To transform primary care with the goal of achieving health equity, changes in the way the health care workforce is selected, trained, and ultimately delivers care should be expedited. Research has repeatedly shown the immense impact of the social determinants of health and the gaps related to health equity in the United States. Despite this knowledge, health care education and delivery systems have been slow to evolve. The Health Resources and Services Administration established the Academic Units for Primary Care Training and Enhancement to work towards strengthening the primary care workforce. Through their research, the six individual Academic Units (AU) have identified gaps related to health equity in their areas of focus. This article provides recommendations from the AUs on ways primary care health professions education can be transformed to advance health equity and serves as background for the articles to follow in the remainder of the supplement. education equity primary care training workforce Journal Article
Toolkit for Recruitment and Retention of Primary Care Physicians in Rural Areas (NOSORH)
Guide describing methods and resources for recruitment and retention of rural primary care physicians physician primary care recruitment retention rural tools workforce Report
The RTT Collaborative
A cooperative of rural training programs and educators whose goal is to cultivate and sustain programs and develop new ones community education medical school pipeline recruitment residency retention rural technical assistance tools track training Multiple
The Journal of Rural Health Journal focused on advancing rural health related research and enabling communication between health researchers and other relevant professionals health journal research rural Journal
The GME Initiative Website describing the advocacy efforts to reform graduate medical education programs to increase the supply of primary care physicians education finance GME graduate medical education residency rural Website
The Annals of Family Medicine Journal dedicated to advancing knowledge essential to understanding and improving health and primary care clinical education evaluation evidence family medicine journal policy practice primary care research study Journal
Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Practices A guide for rural primary care practices in suicide prevention behavioral health education mental health primary care rural toolkit training Multiple
Rural Medical Education Group
Special interest group within the National Rural Health Association dedicated to preparing rural physicians through network development and advocacy advocacy medicine physician primary care recruitment retention rural Multiple
Rural Immersion Institute of the North (RIIN) Program allowing healthcare students to experience the realities of rural care in Alaska for 3 weeks clinical education health pipeline rural student Program
Rural Health Resources and Best Practices, National Rural Health Association (NRHA) Resource library with links and descriptions of free rural-health focused resources health library resource rural Multiple
Rural Health Resource Guide, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Resource library within the HRSA website that provides links and descriptions of rural health related resources federal government health resource rural Multiple
Rural Health Research Gateway Resource center providing easy access to the research products, researchers, and projects of the HRSA Rural Health Research Centers health research rural study Multiple
Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) Comprehensive resource hub providing information, opportunities, and resources on rural health health information library program resource rural Website
Rural Health Fellows Program, National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
Program of the National Rural Health Association to train leaders who can articulate a clear and compelling vision for rural health advocacy collaboration communication health leadership partnerships program rural training Program
Rural Graduate Medical Education brings together partners in every specialty and experts from across the U.S. in all aspects of rural graduate medical education to provide technical assistance and resources. GME graduate medical education residency rural technical assistance Website
Rural Medicine Webinars Australia-based collection of webinars and resources providing clinical updates, topical information, and research on relevant areas of health, medicine and general practice clinical education practice resource training webcast webinar Webinar
Rural and Remote Health Journal focused on providing accessible, peer-reviewed information about rural health service delivery and health status in rural communities (Australia) health journal research rural Journal
Robert Graham Center Organization to improve individual and population healthcare delivery through the generation or synthesis of evidence that brings a family medicine and primary care perspective to health policy deliberations from the local to international levels policy primary care research Multiple
Rural Health Information Hub Topic Guides Resource center with links to key rural-health related publications, maps, websites, new, event and organizations education health information rural workforce Website
Quality of Life Impacts the Recruitment and Retention of Rural Health Care Providers (NRHA)
Policy brief with recommendations to address barriers to rural recruitment and retention recruitment retention rural workforce Report
Personalizing a Pandemic Message for Rural Communities This webinar on the COVID-19 pandemic was presented by Drs. Joanna and Ross Kauffman during the online 19th Annual Rural Health Scholars retreat “Making Population Health for Rural Communities Personal” covid-19 pandemic rural Webinar
Office of Rural Health, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that works to increase access to care for veterans living in rural communities agency federal government research resources rural veterans Multiple
Office of Rural Health Research Library, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Resource library within the Veterans Health Administration that contains studies on the delivery of healthcare services to rural veterans agency federal government research resources rural veterans Multiple
National Rural Health Resource Center Non-profit organization that provides technical assistance, information, tools, and resources for the improvement of rural health care health resources rural technical assistance toolkit tools training Multiple
National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
A nonprofit membership organization and key Rural PREP partner providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communication, education, and research advocacy collaboration community education health leadership rural Website
National Primary Care Associations List of hyperlinks to state and regional primary care associations supporting the HRSA Health Center Program advocacy agency association government primary care technical assistance training Website
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)
Organization promoting the capacity of State Offices of Rural Health to improve health care in rural America through leadership development, advocacy, education and partnerships advocacy collaboration education government leadership partnerships planning policy technical assistance toolkit tools Multiple
National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH) Association focused on improving access, availability, and acceptability of behavioral health services and research in rural and frontier areas advocacy behavioral health mental health policy workforce Multiple
MicroResearch: Finding Sustainable Local Health Solutions in East Africa Through Small Local Research Studies Associated article outlining the history and outcomes for the first five years of the program. education funding microresearch research students residents training Report
Microresearch at Dalhousie University and Mbarara University A microresearch effort led by individuals at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, and Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda education microresearch research resident student training Program
Leveraging Collective Impact to Promote Health Equity The purpose of this paper is to describe how the Academic Units for Primary Care Training and Enhancement (AU-PCTE) used the Collective Impact Model to promote health equity. The Collective Impact Model and its five conditions provided a framework for the Academic Units for Primary Care Training and Enhancement (AU-PCTE), representing multiple universities in the United States, to promote health equity. Through the establishment of shared measurement, continuous communication, mutually reinforcing activities, and the guidance of the backbone support organization, the work of each AU contributed to the collective impact on health equity. It is important to underscore that collective impact is an iterative process with both challenges and successes. education equity primary care training Journal Article
Journal of Rural Mental Health Journal publishing articles on policy implications, community-level issues, integrated care, evidence-based practices, cultural factors, and ethical and regulatory considerations related to rural health research, practice, and policy behavioral clinical cultural disparities equity evaluation evidence integrated care integration mental health policy practice research Journal
Journal of Family Medicine Journal focused on providing accessible, high quality manuscripts related to acute, chronic, and preventive medical care services clinical education evaluation evidence journal policy practice project research study Journal
Increasing Access to Health Workers in Remote and Rural Areas Through Improved Retention: Global Policy Recommendations Report proposing sixteen evidence-based recommendations on how to improve the recruitment and retention of health workers in underserved areas policy recruitment remote retention rural training workforce Report
HRSA Health Workforce Grand Rounds Series: Strengthening the Rural Health Workforce
Webinar series targeting rural and underserved communities, with the goal of improving health professional training and increasing the number of rural health professionals rural workforce Webinar
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
In the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the primary federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable agency equity federal government health policy Multiple
Graduate Medical Education for Rural Practice (NRHA/AAFP)
Policy brief from the National Rural Health Association and American Academy of Family Physicians with recommendations on medical training in rural areas graduate medical education policy primary care residencies rural Report
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Federal agency created to advise on health issues impacting rural communities, help increase access to care for underserved populations, and build health care capacity agency federal government rural rural health Multiple
Family Medicine Cafe An informal meeting live at Google hangouts to chat about themes related to rural family medicine. Link to video from the 16th Rural Family Medicine Café: Rural Research family medicine global health rural Video
Contributions of US Medical Schools to Primary Care (2003-2014): Determining and Predicting Who Really Goes Into Primary Care This article details a retrospective study to determine the magnitude by which primary care output is overestimated by commonly used metrics and identify a more accurate method for predicting actual primary care output. education medical school outcomes physician primary care rural Study
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Nonprofit membership organization promoting health equity and social justice with a commitment to eliminating health disparities, changing faculty promotion and tenure, and increasing funding for community-campus partnerships community participatory partnership research Multiple
Academic Medicine Official journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges that serves as an international forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and strategies to address the major challenges facing the academic medicine community clinical education evaluation evidence journal medicine policy practice research study Journal
A Framework for Transforming Primary Care Health Care Professions Education and Training to Promote Health Equity A diverse and well-trained, distributed and resourced primary care workforce is essential for advancing health equity. However, few standardized models exist to guide health care professions education (HCPE) on core competencies regarding understanding and effectively addressing social determinants of health, social injustice, structural barriers, and the high burden of health needs in marginalized populations. We […] education equity primary care workforce Journal Article