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Wyoming Health Workforce Data Collection

Organization name: Wyoming Department of Health – Office of Rural Health
Organization website: health.wyo.gov/publichealth/rural/officeofruralhealth/
Organization description:

The Wyoming Department of Health, Office of Rural Health implements the following programs: 1) Wyoming Healthcare Professional Loan Repayment Program: Provides loan repayment grants to physicians, dentists, and allied healthcare professionals in exchange for their practice for 3 years in areas of greatest need; 2) Wyoming Physician Recruitment Grant Program: Helps medically under-served communities recruit physicians Medicare Rural Hospital; 3) Flexibility Grant Program: Supports Wyoming’s 16 Critical Access Hospitals in quality/performance improvement, nurse leadership training, and integration of emergency medical services; and 4) Primary Care Office: Manages geographic, low income, and facility shortage area designations, and provides technical assistance in eligibility issues for federal programs. The Primary Care Office also conducts a census of providers practicing in Wyoming to obtain hours of direct patient care, percentage of hours used for medicaid patients, number of assistants, etc.

Contact name: Keri Wagner
Contact email: keri.wagner@wyo.gov
Contact phone: (307) 777-6512
Reports posted to website: No

Workforce Supply Data

Data collected for:These professions     
Data collected through:Survey that is not part of the licensing process              
Survey that is part of the licensing process              
Telephone interview     
In-person interview              
The survey is:Mandatory              
Not Mandatory     
Data collected on:Every Individual     
Sample of Individuals              
Types of information collected:Demographic characteristics     
Educational background     
Practice characteristics     
Data collected at:One time only              
Regular intervals