Supporting the minority physician pipeline: providing global health experiences to undergraduate students in the United States-Mexico border region

The HFiT-UIP might serve as a model for other educational partnerships across the US–Mexico border region and may help minority and other undergraduates seeking academic and community-based enrichment experiences. The HFiT-UIP can also support students’ desires to learn about Latino, border, and global health within resource-limited settings.

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Developing a Pipeline for the Community-Based Primary Care Workforce and Its Leadership: The Kraft Center for Community Health Leadership’s Fellowship and Practitioner Programs

Community health centers (CHCs) face challenges recruiting and retaining primary care clinicians. Providing advanced training that enhances clinical skills within a public health framework, teaches leadership, protects time for scholarly activities, and focuses on the social mission may be a successful career development strategy.

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Public Health Workforce Taxonomy

Thoroughly characterizing and continuously monitoring the public health workforce is necessary for ensuring capacity to deliver public health services. A prerequisite for this is to develop a standardized methodology for classifying public health workers, permitting valid comparisons across agencies and over time, which does not exist for the public...

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Growth and Changes in the National Health Service Corps Workforce with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

This study examined the effect of Recovery Act funding, the NHSC’s workforce become far larger and more diverse than ever and more evenly distributed across states. The NHSC should now set targets and be more deliberate in managing its growth across disciplines and where its clinicians serve. Growth and...

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Increasing Access to Health Workers in Remote and Rural Areas Through Improved Retention

After a year-long consultative effort, this document proposes sixteen evidence-based recommendations on how to improve the recruitment and retention of health workers in underserved areas. It also offers a guide for policy makers to choose the most appropriate interventions, and to implement, monitor and evaluate their impact over time.

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Barriers to Training Family Medicine Residents in Community Health Centers

Training partnerships between family medicine residencies (FMRs) and community health centers (CHCs) are a potential solution to the chronic problem of health workforce shortages in CHCs. Researchers conducted a national survey to identify the barriers to training family medicine residents in CHCs, and found that governance and administrative complexity...

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Teaching Primary Care in Community Health Centers: Addressing the Workforce Crisis for the Underserved

  Teaching Primary Care in Community Health Centers: Addressing the Workforce Crisis for the Underserved The authors propose a link between primary care graduate medical education and care for the underserved in community health centers, where expansion will be necessary for the anticipated increase in Medicaid and insured patients....

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