Center for Workforce Studies Regional Information Center Rural Urban Commuting Areas


The 5 most recent WWAMI Rural Health Research Center study findings that have been published or presented are displayed below. Additional study findings may be found on our studies and publications pages.

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Doescher MP, Lee C, Berke EM, Adachi-Mejia AM, Lee CK, Stewart O, Patterson DG, Hurvitz PM, Carlos HA, Duncan GE, Moudon AV. The built environment and utilitarian walking in small U.S. towns. Prev Med. Sep 6 2014;69C:80-86. [Epub ahead of print]

Doescher MP, Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Morgan P, Kaplan L. The contribution of physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners toward rural primary care: findings from a 13-state survey. Med Care. Jun 2014;52(6):549-556. Access from Medical Care.

Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Patterson DG, Fenton SH, Ostergard SJ. Health information technology workforce needs of rural primary care practices. J Rural Health, in press.

Patterson DG. Community paramedicine: a rural Triple Aim strategy. Recent developments, opportunities, and resources. Presented at National Rural Health Association 37th Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 24, 2014.

Skillman SM, Kaplan L, Andrilla CHA, Ostergard S., Patterson DG. Support for rural recruitment and practice among U.S. nurse practitioner education programs. Policy Brief #147. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington, May 2014. Full report