Office of Rural Health Manager
State Office of Rural Health
Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program
Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP)
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
NOTICES AND EVENTS
Wyoming Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
The Office of Rural Health is hosting Coffee Talks every third Wednesday from 9 am – 10 am. These are informal web sessions that will have a topic of focus for 15-20 minutes and the rest of the time will be used for questions and sharing information. All questions are welcome and you don’t need to stay for the entire hour. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon at email@example.com.
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.