Challenges and opportunities in building a sustainable rural primary care workforce in alignment with the Affordable Care Act: the WWAMI program as a case study.

@article{Allen2013ChallengesAO,
  title={Challenges and opportunities in building a sustainable rural primary care workforce in alignment with the Affordable Care Act: the WWAMI program as a case study.},
  author={Suzanne M Allen and Ruth A Ballweg and Ellen M. Cosgrove and Kellie A Engle and Lawrence R. Robinson and Roger A. Rosenblatt and Susan M Skillman and Marjorie D. Wenrich},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  year={2013},
  volume={88 12},
  pages={1862-9}
}
The authors examine the potential impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on a large medical education program in the Northwest United States that builds the primary care workforce for its largely rural region. The 42-year-old Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) program, hosted by the University of Washington School of Medicine, is one of the nation's most successful models for rural health training. The program has expanded training and retention of… CONTINUE READING
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