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  • Health Workforce Council Report
    March 17, 2010
    Dr. JANET McDaniel, cHAIR
    VA Rural Health Summit
  • Health Workforce Recommendations
    Establish VA Rural Health Workforce Council
    Provide retention incentives for providers to remain in rural communities
    Explore health care training models and alternatives for rural areas
    More aggressively engage the VA Community College system
  • Health Workforce Recommendations
    Increase communication among training programs
    Engage academic centers in strategies to improve workforce in rural areas
    Research dual certification programs
    Develop/support educational opportunities for integrating primary care with behavioral health
  • Establish VA Rural Health Workforce Council
    Rural Health Workforce Taskforce became Workforce Council in 2008
    Represents Rural Workforce Needs for VA
    27 Members representation across organizations and geographic areas of VA
    Members participated in development of VA Healthcare Workforce Authority Legislation
    Members provide input as requested by VA Joint Commission on Health
  • Provide retention incentives for providers to remain in rural communities
    Active participation of AHEC, VCHA, VDH members on Workforce Council
    2009 Employer Survey inquired about recruitment and retention of health workforce
    2009-10 Survey of Best Practices identified issues
    2010 Rural Workforce Summit presentations
    2010 Rural Workforce Organization Award recognized efforts to increase rural physician workforce- Southwest Virginia Graduate Medical Education Consortium
  • Explore health care training models and alternatives for rural areas
    2009-10 Survey of Best Practices identified educational models for primary care, mental health and dental health
    2009 Employer Survey inquired about clinical education opportunities at rural agencies
    2010 Rural Workforce Summit presentations focused on models for educating rural workforce at secondary schools, community colleges, and universities
  • More aggressively engage the VA Community College system
    Representation and active participation on Workforce Council
    2010 Rural Workforce Summit presentations focused on exemplary models for educating rural workforce at community colleges
    2010 Rural Workforce Organization Award recognized creative, collaborative time community college program - Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program Part-Time Evening/Weekend Program
  • Increase communication among training programs
    Focus of 2009--Collaboration between educational agencies--Academic health centers, community colleges, high schools
    Increased representation of educational programs on Workforce Council
    2010 Rural Workforce Summit presentations focused on exemplary models for educating health workers across continuum of education
  • Engage academic centers in strategies to improve workforce in rural areas
    Representation of academic programs on Workforce Council from start
    Active participation of Rural Workforce Council Members from academic programs on state level workforce committees—HWAC, VDHP
    2010 Rural Workforce Organization Award recognized two exemplary faculty of academic programs
    • Michelle Y. Whitehurst-Cook, MD—Physician Ed.
    • Juliana van Olphen Fehr, CNM, PHD, FACNM- Nurse Midwifery Ed.
  • Research dual certification programs
    Partially accomplished—Work in Progress
    2009 Employer Survey inquired about dual certification of rural workforce
    Most dual certifications were related to registered nurses and EMS workers
    Future step to collect information (Best Practices) about academic programs that offer dual certification programs
  • Develop/support educational opportunities for integrating primary care with behavioral health
    To be accomplished
    2009 Access Council Behavioral Health Summit focused on integrating behavioral health into primary care
    2009-10 Survey of Best Practices identified programs
    Future step to collect information about educational approaches for integration and identify educational opportunities
  • To Do List—2010-11 & Beyond
    Survey academic institutions—rural focus
    Collect data on dual certification programs—opportunities/barriers
    Education to integrate primary and behavioral health care
    Continue to provide “rural voice” on workforce issues in VA