In this report we describe the workforce challenges faced by rural health care delivery systems and discuss how pre-pandemic financial instability in rural health care facilities may have contributed to the challenges experienced by the rural health workforce during the pandemic. We also discuss the availability of federal pandemic funding to address rural health workforce needs, the ability of rural facilities to access and utilize the funding, and the long-term needs of the rural health workforce and delivery system.
Authors:Oster NV, Patterson DG, Skillman SM, Frogner BK
Journal/Publisher:Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington
Citation:Oster NV, Patterson DG, Skillman SM, Frogner BK. COVID-19 and the Rural Health Workforce: The Impact of Federal Pandemic Funding to Address Workforce Needs. Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Mar 2022.
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