Research on the effectiveness of health policy options in rural health care

The Foundation's initiative, Generalist Provider Research Initiatives, was designed to support a series of research projects to identify, analyze, and assess the opportunities and constraints that determine the current generalist/specialist mix and distribution that affect various efforts to generate change.This grant supports a study to examine the long-term impact of non-local investments (federal, state, and private) on physician recruitment and physician workforce stability in towns receiving early and substantial non-local assistance. The impact will be assessed by comparing these communities' experience with a randomly selected national sample of similar towns. The goal of this project is to suggest how this knowledge could be used by relevant policy makers at the federal, state, and local levels to improve policy efforts and increasing the supply and retention of primary care physicians in rural areas.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $304,646.00

Awarded on: 1/28/1997

Time frame: 2/1/1997 - 4/30/1999

Grant Number: 26305


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

103 South Building
Campus Box 9100
Chapel Hill, 27599-9100


Thomas R. Konrad
Project Director