Office of Rural Health

The Wyoming Office of Rural Health seeks to enhance access to healthcare service, support the development of an adequate healthcare workforce, and promote collaboration in expanding comprehensive, community-based healthcare in rural Wyoming.  

Programs         Other Rural Publications      

Wyoming ORH Publications 

2010 Wyoming ORH Annual Report

2009 Wyoming ORH Annual Report 

2008 Wyoming ORH Annual Report

Wyoming Health Professional Underserved Area Report, November 2009

Healthcare Workforce Development Fact Sheet - A quick read two page fact sheet

Wyoming Healthcare Professional Loan Repayment Program Fact Sheet - A quick read two page fact sheet

Rural Health Clinic Survey - Wyoming Rural Health Clinic's participated in a survey in March 2010.  This is a nine-page report.

2010 Loan Repayment Program Survey Report - Over 180 Wyoming Healthcare Professional Loan Repayment Program participants were surveyed for this report.  This is a 22-page report; the first 2.5 pages are an executive summary.

2011 Telehealth Consortium Report - Eight page report on the status of telehealth in Wyoming by Dr. James Bush, M.D., F.A.C. P., Chairman, Telehealth Consortium.

June 16, 2011 Community Apgar presentation - This is the 53 slide presentation report presented to the WDH, WHRN, and others.


WCAHN Annual Report 2011

WCAHN Annual Report 2010

2008 Flex grant report 



Federal Grants - Includes information on the Flex, PCO, SORH, and SHIP grants

State Grants - Includes information on the Physician Recruitment Grant Program, Wyoming Healthcare Professional Loan Repayment Program, the Magnet Hospital Grant, Community Assessment Grants, the state Small Hospital Improvement Program, and the Wyoming Primary Care Support Grant Program.

REACH Program

Increases awareness, interest, and understanding of health careers available in rural Wyoming for rural students grades 5-8

Critical Access Hospitals 

Includes information on Critical Access Hospitals and the Flex Grant

Rural Health Clinics 

Includes information on Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers

Workforce Development 

Includes links to physician recruitment resources, scholarship information, loan repayment programs, and the J-1 Visa Conrad 30 program

Primary Care Office

Discusses the Office of Rural Health's role as the Primary Care Office

Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)

Includes maps of HPSAs in Wyoming

What is Rural?

Includes definitions of Rural and a link to see if your location is Rural

Grantwriting Tips

Includes grantwriting tips from HRSA

Wyoming Healthcare Professional Loan Repayment Program - Includes information on the Wyoming Healthcare Professional Loan Repayment Program.

Wyoming Physician Recruitment Program - Includes information on the Wyoming Physician Recruitment Program.

Wyoming Primary Care Support Grant program - Includes information on the Wyoming Primary Care Support Grant Program for Rural Health Clinics and Community Health Centers.

Staff Directory:

Office Fax -      (307) 777-3623


Sharla Allen - Manager, Office of Rural Health 

(307) 777-7293        


Keri Wagner -   Healthcare Workforce and Primary Care Office Manager

(307) 777-6512  


Michelle Hoffman - Flex Coordinator

(307) 777-8902     




Other Rural Publications

Shortage Designation Negotiated Rule Making Committee final report - Eighty three page report published 10-31-11.

Idaho Rural Nurse Residency Program - This is a multi-page PDF with information on the Idaho State University Program

Health Disparities Report authored by South Carolina

Fact Sheet Rural vs. Urban authored by South Carolina

Satisfaction with Practice an Decision to Relocate: An Examination of Rural Physicians.  This study was conducted by staff at Social and Scientific Systems, Inc., under contract to NORC. The study was funded under a cooperative agreement with the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS, Grant Number 1U1CRH02549. The conclusions and opinions expressed in this report are the author’s alone; no endorsement by NORC, ORHP, or other sources of information is intended or should be inferred.

Wyoming Nurse Studies by Workforce Services - There are 10 different reports on this website.  The reports cover several years.

Wyoming Healthcare Commission Statistical Handbook - this is about a 200 page report on various professions and each county in Wyoming.  The handbook is dated 2008.  The University of Wyoming (WYSAC) has the data from a 2010 study, but the data was never compiled into a document.

Healthcare Workforce Needs in Wyoming: Advancing the Study - is a 56-page document published by the Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services in December 2011. 


Under Construction

The Office of Rule Health is reconstructing this website.  Most of the links are functional.  If you have questions or require information that is listed but not active, please contact ORH using the information in the box on the right margin.

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