Office of Rural Health Manager
State Offices of Rural Health
Kyle Cameron, MPhil., M.S.
Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program
Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program
Coronavirus Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program
Healthcare Workforce and Primary Care Office Manager
Healthcare Workforce Recruitment, Retention and Development
Wyoming Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Health Professional Shortage Area Designation
Flex Rural Veterans Health Access Program
NOTICES AND EVENTS
The Office of Rural Health, in partnership with the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), is hosting a six-part web series on topics requested by Rural Health Clinics in response to the 2020 Rural Health Clinic Needs Assessment Survey. Each session is held on Tuesdays from 12 P.M. – 1P.M. starting on August 24, 2021. Sessions are open to RHCs and all other interested rural primary care providers. Session dates, descriptions, and registration links are available in the link above.
This report describes Wyoming’s Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program from the fiscal year 2008 to June 1, 2019. The report tells the program’s story, identifies previous successes and challenges, and recommends future steps toward enhancing the program. These recommendations are an analysis of the demographics and job site characteristics of previous J-1 Waiver recipients and information on the retention of these physicians past their obligation. As Wyoming works to increase the number of waivers it sponsors per year, describing the past is the first critical step toward moving into the future.
This report intends to inform stakeholders of the potential current and future impacts to the recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals in Wyoming by not funding the Wyoming Healthcare Professional Loan Repayment Program (WHPLRP). The report describes the history and past successes of WHPLRP, provides a comparison of loan repayment options available within the region (including current funding levels), describes federally-funded loan repayment
programs in Wyoming and the region, and describes current healthcare provider shortages throughout Wyoming.
The purpose of this project was to gather feedback from CMS-certified RHCs in Wyoming to determine how to improve communication between the Office of Rural Health and CMS-certified Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), identify services that may be useful to RHCs, and identify barriers to RHCs’ provision of quality, equitable services.