North Carolina’s Rural Health Workforce: Challenges and Strategies

July 31, 2013: North Carolina Institute of Medicine Rural Health Task Force

Main Themes

  • Health professional supply in rural areas has remained stagnant
  • Gap between well supplied and not well supplied continues to grow
  • How can we address these challenges?
  • Train workers in rural areas
  • Pay incentives to work in rural areas
  • Recruit workers who grew up rural areas
  • Change practice models in rural areas


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