Health Professional Recruitment and Retention

Patient getting a medical scan

This section provides information on health professional recruitment and retention in rural communities. Include recruitment services, J1 Visa information and general assistance through federal and state programs and/or organizations in this area.


3RNet - National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network

National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network.

Is made up of not-for-profit organizations that help health professionals locate practice sites in rural and underserved areas throughout the country.

National Health Service Corps

DHHS. Health Resources and Services Administration.

Shortage Designation Criteria

DHHS. Health Resources and Services Administration.

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Family Physicians.

"Its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of family medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages."

American Academy of Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants.

"The Academy works to promote quality, cost effective health care and the professional and personal growth of Physician Assistants."

American Medical Association Finding A Position

American Medical Association.

Mission is to "promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health."

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

"Is the largest and only full-service professional membership organization in the United States for Nurse Practitioners of all specialties."

American College of Nurse-Midwives

American College of Nurse-Midwives.

"...provides research, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress."

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved.

"A nonprofit, transdisciplinary organization of clinicians, advocates, and health care organizations united in a common mission to improve the health of America's underserved populations and to enhance the development and support of the health care clinicians serving these populations."

U.S. Department of State: Visa Services

Temporary Worker Visas "Temporary worker visas are for persons who want to enter the United States for employment lasting a fixed period of time, and are not considered permanent or indefinite."

J1 Visas

National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network.

ARC: J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Appalachian Regional Commission.

National Center for Health Workforce Analysis

DHHS. HRSA. National Center for Health Workforce Analysis Reports.