Master of Public Health
Health Services Research & Administration
First Committee Member
David Palm, PhD
Second Committee Member
Hongmei Wang, PhD
Third Committee Member
Workforce trends within the United States indicate a growing crisis in the availability and distribution of primary care providers. Rural communities have been disproportionately affected by the lack of primary care providers. The gap in available primary care services in rural areas severely affects the population health outcomes of these communities. There is a critical need for rural healthcare systems to effectively understand and implement recruitment and retention strategies of primary care providers to meet the needs of their patients and community. The goal of this paper is to provide a centralized resource of evidence-based strategies regarding the recruitment and retention of primary care providers in rural communities among published literature.
Folken, Christian, "A Comprehensive Literature Review of Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Primary Care Providers in Rural Communities" (2022). Capstone Experience. 175.