Rural Health Care Workforce

Author: 
Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)

Maintaining the health care workforce is fundamental to providing health care quality and access in rural areas. Rural health care facilities must employ sufficient numbers of health care professionals who are capable of meeting the needs of the community in many ways. Equally important, optimizing how health professionals are used and enhancing coordination among them helps ensure that patients are getting the best care possible. This resource guide from RHIhub examines policy, economics, planning challenges and issues related to rural health workforce.