Rural-Urban Analysis of Persistent Health Professional Shortage Areas
The study will describe rural-urban differences in persistent Health Professional Shortage Area designations for primary care, mental health, and dental care between 2010 and 2020, including those located in persistent poverty and majority minority counties.
Research center: Rural Health Equity Research Center
Topics: Healthcare access, Mental and behavioral health, Oral health, Workforce
Trends in Health Workforce Supply in the Rural U.S.
Rural communities in the U.S. have struggled to recruit and sustain sufficient health professionals to ensure adequate access to care. This study uses multiple sources of data to describe the geographic distribution (rural/urban, regional, and intra-rural) of numerous types of health professionals.
Research center: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Topics: Allied health professionals, Healthcare access, Mental and behavioral health, Nurses and nurse practitioners, Oral health, Physician assistants, Physicians