Health Center Expansion and Recruitment Survey: Joint South Carolina Rural Health Research Center and WWAMI Rural Health Research Center Project


Rural health centers (HCs) faced major barriers in recruiting and retaining health professionals, yet there were no projections of key health professions staffing needs for HCs and proposed new HCs. This collaborative study with the South Carolina RHRC described the staffing needs of rural HCs and ascertained the staffing, recruitment, and retention issues that HC CEOs regarded as most critical. The National Association of Community Health Centers administered a mail questionnaire to the CEOs of all CHCs in the nation (about 845) that profiled their current staff vacancies, projected staffing needs, recruitment and retention issues, center site expansion plans, and CEO perception of policies that would facilitate recruitment and retention. This joint center project was a collaborative one between HRSA’s FORHP, BPHC, and BHPr.






Authors Title Type Date Documents/Media
Hart LG Shortages of Health Providers in Rural Areas PRESENTATION 01-10-2007 Powerpoint presentation
Hart LG Rural CHC workforce PRESENTATION 10-04-2006 Powerpoint presentation