ERIC Number: ED366817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Health Personnel Resource Plan. 1993-95 Biennium.
Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia.; Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.; Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
The 1993-95 Health Personnel Resource Plan (HPRP) for the state of Washington identifies health professions shortages and suggests activities to alleviate these shortages. Its components are as follows: assessment of health personnel supply and requirements; cooperation among governments and organizations; service delivery by a mix of providers; community efforts; recruitment and retention; an adequate financial base; subsidization of malpractice insurance costs; efforts to reduce health personnel isolation; alternative training sites; nursing articulation; rural training track for medical students; geographic distribution of residency training; and telecommunications initiatives for placebound health professionals. The HPRP summarizes supply, demand, distribution, and requirement data for eight health care professions and reports that a distribution problem creates shortages of primary care providers in parts of Washington. These shortages are geographic and population specific, with most physician shortages occurring in rural counties. The HPRP gives priority to agency and institutional activities that increase the access of rural, urban underserved, and minority target populations to health care providers. It provides fiscal requirements for implementation of these activities: assessment, recruitment and retention, minimize regulatory impact, cultural competency of health personnel, geographic distribution of health providers, and educational data collection and analysis. Appendixes include a discussion of the 1992 Education Inventory. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia.; Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.; Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.