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Langelier M, Surdu S, Rodat C, Moore J, Kottek A. 2016. Survey of federally qualified health centers to understand participation with dental residency programs and student externship rotations. Rensselaer, NY: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, 100 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes findings from a survey of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) asking questions about the FQHC's participation in dental student externship or dental residency programs and the impact of that participation on recruitment and retention of dentists in the FQHC. Contents include an executive summary and a technical report with the study background, objectives, methods, findings, discussion, limitations, and conclusions. Topics include prevalence and differences in prevalence of oral health services provided to children and/or adults by FQHCs participating in dental residency or student externship programs.

Contact: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, New York Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, SUNY, School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Children, Community health centers, Internship and residency, National surveys, Oral health, Personnel recruitment, Prevalence, Retention, Service learning, Statistical data, Work force

National Rural Health Association. 2006. Recruitment and retention of a quality health workforce in rural areas . Kansas City, MO: National Rural Health Association, 7 pp. (Policy papers on the rural health careers pipeline; no. 4: Oral health)

Annotation: This issue paper discusses issues and strategies for oral health work force recruitment, retention, and utilization. Topics include dental work force shortage, Medicaid reimbursement, expanding the dental team, and the connection between primary care and oral health. Recommendations to improve the oral health status of rural America endorsed by the National Rural Health Association, a summary, and a list of resources are also presented.

Contact: National Rural Health Association, 521 East 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110, Telephone: (816) 756-3140 Fax: (816) 756-3144 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Work force, Children, Dentists, Health personnel, Medicaid, Oral health, Provider participation, Recruitment, Reimbursement, Rural environment

Brodsky KL. 2005. Best practices in specialty provider recruitment and retention: Challenges and solutions. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 34 pp.

Annotation: This paper describes a study of Association of Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) health plans conducted in 2004 to identify barriers to recruiting and retaining providers and also to identify solutions to this problem. Four plans were selected for in-depth case studies. The paper discusses (1) identifying challenges; (2) matching best practices to challenges; (3) payment practices, payment incentives, and financial assistance; (4) utilization management practices; (5) communications and provider outreach practices; (6) practices to simplify administrative burdens; and (7) enabling service practices.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Case studies, Health personnel, Managed care organizations, Medicaid managed care, Recruitment, Salaries

Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce. 2004. Missing persons: Minorities in the health professions. Durham, NC: Duke University School of Medicine, Sullivan Commission, 201 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a national blueprint for achieving diversity in the health professions. The report integrates findings from expert testimony, the health sciences literature, and two commissioned studies and puts forth recommendations for actions to address the causes of underrepresentation of minorities in the health professions. Report sections discuss the rationale for increasing diversity in the workforce, the history of disparities, the status of diversity in the health professions schools and workforce, the health professions pipeline, financing, and accountability. Appendices include reports on the two commissioned studies, the charge to the commission, information on the W. K. Kellogg grant program that supported the work, field hearing agendas, and a list of diversity resources. An executive summary and a glossary are also included.

Contact: Sullivan Alliance to Transform the Health Professions, Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Cultural diversity, Ethnic groups, Health education, Health occupations, Health personnel, Health services delivery, Minority groups, Recruitment

Early Head Start National Resource Center. 1999. Early Head Start home-based program option: Recruiting, training, and retaining qualified staff. Washington, DC: Early Head Start National Resource Center, 12 pp. (Technical assistance paper no. 2)

Annotation: This booklet describes the Early Head Start Home-based program option. The booklet provides an overview of home visiting, including its advantages and disadvantages. The booklet also offers information on recruiting qualified staff, professional development and training, and staff retention. A program profile section offers snapshots of home visiting in action in three Early Head Start programs. The booklet concludes with a list of resources.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-943657-43-1.

Keywords: Early Head Start, Home visiting, Manuals, Professional personnel, Recruitment, Retention

Pires SA. 1994. Resources for staffing systems of care for children with emotional disorders and their families. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Child Development Center, National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health, 24 pp.

Annotation: This manual lists various programs for training and staffing child mental health services. It identifies many resources for recruiting, retaining, and training staff, e.g., case management training, crisis intervention, family-based services, using family members as trainers, and other training for health professionals, social workers and community members.

Contact: National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, 3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 3300, Washington, DC 20007, Telephone: (202) 687-5000 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Affective disorders, Child welfare, Health care delivery, Health personnel, Mental health professionals, Mental health services, Recruitment, Staff development, Training

Stokes DJ, Quilty JF Jr, eds. 1985. NHSC/MCH Residents' Meeting: October 22-24, 1984, Columbus, Ohio. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Health Care Delivery and Assistance, 68 pp.

Annotation: This document contains the proceedings of the National Health Service Corps/Maternal and Child Health Residency Program meeting, October 22-24,1984, in Columbus. Ohio. Speakers focus on the philosophy, administration and program of the Corps, as well as the status of residency programs. Congress created the National Health Service Corps in 1970 to provide health manpower resources to communities and populations, both urban and rural, which cannot otherwise recruit and retain health care providers. The NHSC/MCH Residency Program assigns career nurse, social work and dietitian officers of the U.S. Public Health Service to states to acquire the skills, knowledge and relationships necessary for success in this area.

Keywords: Conference proceedings, Health occupations, Health services, Ohio, Professional personnel, Recruitment, Retention

Corson JJ, Paul RS. 1966. Men near the top: Filling key posts in the federal service. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press, 189 pp. (Committee for Economic Development, Supplementary Paper, no. 20)

Annotation: This book concerns career people in the federal government who hold civilian posts at the supergrade level, just beneath the top political appointees. The problem in recruiting, training, and planning to replace vacancies in this category is discussed. This book describes the top-level civil servant and his work, those who provide managerial support, their work, how people get to these positions, getting and keeping competent people in these positions, and developing the talent required.

Keywords: Federal agencies, Federal government, Personnel, Personnel management, Personnel needs, Recruitment


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.