The Rural Health Workforce: Data and Issues for Policymakers in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho


This project compiles and presents state-level information about the rural health workforce in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) region. Information was derived from the American Medical Association Masterfile, the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses, the Area Resource File, and other sources. This series of policy briefs describes WWAMI rural health workforce challenges and opportunities, workforce numbers, resources, the importance of rural definitions, and tools for workforce policymakers and planners.