Beyond the Workforce Crisis: Advancing Conceptual Understanding in Rural and Remote Health

Grant number: DP0985921 | Funding period: 2009 - 2012

Completed

Abstract

This research will document a theoretical framework for understanding how and why rural health differs. Understanding the causes of rural health issues will lead to more effective strategies in rural health education, research, policy, and practice. This framework has benefit to national, state and local policies and programs in rural health across the country because it will provide understanding of what works, why it works and what else is needed. Contributing to understanding the rural health context is key to improving rural health curriculum, designing meaningful research, supporting practitioners appropriately and developing rural health policies that increase the workforce, access to ..

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