Staff retention can be one of the most challenging aspects of any business, but even more so for administrators of community health centers and clinics. For those clinics located in rural areas, the challenges are compounded by their distance away from medical schools. Many factors account for the challenges, and there is no single best way, one-size-fits-all strategy to address them. This guide is intended as a resource for community health centers and clinics wanting to improve their clinician retention efforts with a focus on the orientation phase of a retention plan. Users should feel free to take what fits and create their own checklists from the ideas listed herein.
- 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
- Public Health Workforce Taxonomy
- Growth and Changes in the National Health Service Corps Workforce with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
- Shortages of Medical Personnel at Community Health Centers: Implications for Planned Expansion
- Rural Healthcare Provider Retention Strategies
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