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Workforce Council report

  1. 1. VA Rural Health Summit<br />Health Workforce Council Report<br />April 6, 2011<br />JANET McDaniel, Chair<br />
  2. 2. Health Workforce Recommendations<br />Establish VA Rural Health Workforce Council<br />Provide retention incentives for providers to remain in rural communities<br />Explore health care training models and alternatives for rural areas<br />More aggressively engage the VA Community College system<br />
  3. 3. Health Workforce Recommendations<br />Increase communication among training programs<br />Engage academic centers in strategies to improve workforce in rural areas<br />Research dual certification programs<br />Develop/support educational opportunities for integrating primary care with behavioral health<br />
  4. 4. 2010-2011 Work Plan<br />Recommendation—Engage academic centers in strategies to improve workforce in rural areas<br />Objective—Assess current academic programs for educating rural workforce<br />
  5. 5. 2010-2011 Work Plan<br />Recommendation--Develop/support educational opportunities for integrating primary care with behavioral health<br />Objective—Assess current academic programs for integration of primary care and behavioral health education<br />
  6. 6. Assess current academic programs for educating rural workforce--Strategies<br /><ul><li>Literature review-Training models/best practices
  7. 7. Survey academic programs:
  8. 8. Rural recruitment and rotations
  9. 9. Multidisciplinary training
  10. 10. Patient-centered medical homes
  11. 11. Integrating behavioral health & primary care
  12. 12. Barriers & efforts to overcome barriers
  13. 13. Policy changes needed</li></li></ul><li>Survey of Academic Health and Medical Programs—Preliminary Findings<br />Methods—Sample—Surveys mailed to 111 programs<br /><ul><li>6 Medical Schools (5 in VA, 1 in TN)
  14. 14. 8 NP
  15. 15. 4 PA
  16. 16. 16 Nursing--University
  17. 17. 20 Nursing-- Community Colleges
  18. 18. 4 Pharmacy
  19. 19. 7 Public Health
  20. 20. 12 Residency programs
  21. 21. 5 Directors of Graduate Medical Education
  22. 22. 13 Counselor Education
  23. 23. 5 Clinical Psychology
  24. 24. 3 Counseling Psychology
  25. 25. 4 Social Work
  26. 26. 2 Marriage and Family Therapy</li></ul>Response Rate 44% (n=48)<br />
  27. 27. Survey of Academic Health and Medical Programs—Preliminary Findings--Demographics<br />
  28. 28. Survey of Academic Health and Medical Programs—Preliminary Findings-Recruit From Rural Areas <br />
  29. 29. Survey of Academic Health and Medical Programs—Preliminary Findings—Recruitment Methods<br />
  30. 30. Survey of Academic Health and Medical Programs—Preliminary Findings—Rural Rotations<br />
  31. 31. Survey of Academic Health and Medical Programs—Preliminary Findings—Multidisciplinary Teams<br />
  32. 32. Survey of Academic Health and Medical Programs—Preliminary Findings—Multidisciplinary Teams Education Methods<br />
  33. 33. Survey of Academic Health and Medical Programs—Preliminary Findings—Learn About Patient-Center Medical Homes<br />
  34. 34. Survey of Academic Health and Medical Programs—Preliminary Findings—Practice in Patient-Center Medical Homes<br />
  35. 35. Survey of academic institutions—Preliminary Findings--Integrating Primary Care and Behavioral Health—<br />
  36. 36. Barriers to Educating Rural Healthcare Workforce<br />
  37. 37. Actions Taken to Overcome Barriers<br />
  38. 38. Policy Changes Needed to Overcome Barriers<br />
  39. 39. To Do List—2011-2012 & Beyond<br />Finalize analysis of survey of academic institutions—rural focus<br />Finalize analysis of survey on education to integrate primary and behavioral health care<br />Develop and share recommendations related to education, clinical rotations, and policy<br />Seek input from key stakeholders<br />Continue to provide “rural voice” on workforce issues in VA<br />

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