Recruitment and Retention

In rural areas, the loss of even a single professional can impact health care delivery. The result is limited access to basic health care services for thousands of residents spread over hundreds of square miles.

To successfully recruit and retain health care professionals, rural communities have a greater need to clearly understand the cost of employee turnover, the benefits of staff retention and the importance of recruiting and retaining in an organized fashion with a long-term view.

Use these resources to address a host of barriers common in rural communities such as isolation, boom and bust economic cycles, understaffed facilities and financial challenges. Information includes recruitment and retention planning, toolkits and health care provider need assessments.