Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Rural Health Professionals

  • James RobinsonIII
  • Jeffrey J. Guidry
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Abstract

Since the United States was founded, the country’s population has shifted from what was once overwhelmingly rural-95% in 1790—to what is now predominantly urban, reported as 75% in 1990. During the 1970s there was a movement toward rural living; it became known as the “rural renaissance.” The country witnessed a loss of rural population in the 1980s, but data indicate there may be another turnaround to increased rural population in the years to come (Ricketts, Johnson-Webb, & Randolph, 1999).

Keywords

Human Resource Management Rural Health Hiring Process Public Health Workforce Health Service Organization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James RobinsonIII
    • 1
  • Jeffrey J. Guidry
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public HealthTexas A&M University System, Health Science CenterCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Department of Health and KinesiologyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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