Rural Workforce

Northern Light Health in Brewer, Maine, partnered with Morehouse School of Medicine to create a rural residency program for physician assistants.
Northern Light Health | Brewer, MaineCollaboration Between Northern Light Health and Morehouse School of Medicine's PA StudiesNationally, health care organizations have long grappled with provider shortages, especially in rural areas.
Three rural hospital and health system leaders discuss the new ways they are retaining their workforce and how they are proceeding to attract future generations of health care workers. LISTEN NOW  
Attracting and retaining skilled health care workers in rural settings is more difficult than ever before, with increasing competition from other employers and dwindling applications. But rural health care leaders aren't throwing in the towel. In this conversation, Kevin Stansbury, CEO of Lincoln…
The 2024 AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, February 11-14 in Orlando, will gather more than 1,000 rural health leaders committed to advancing rural health and providing quality care for patients and communities. The conference will feature top rural practitioners sharing actionable…
Monument Health Rapid City Hospital’s excellence in using quantitative and qualitative data to address disparities and improve patient health quality resulted in the organization winning AHA’s 2023 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award in the Small/Rural Hospital Excellence category.
Rural hospitals face significant staffing shortages. Only 10% of physicians in the United States practice in rural areas despite rural populations accounting for 20% of the population.
Many hospitals including those in rural and underserved areas are experiencing unprecedented challenges that jeopardize access and services. Here are a series of proposals and suggestions for the Ways and Means Committee to consider as it looks for avenues to broaden access to health care for…
Millions of women across the United States have no access to maternal health care, particularly in rural areas that lack obstetric services.