Workforce: Rural Recruitment and Retention

AZ3RNet Partners

Rural Recruitment and Retention (3RNet)

The National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network for Healthcare Professionals (3RNet) serves as a clearinghouse for over 5,000 communities across the country where medical professionals connect with federal, state, local and other medical staff recruiters. Members are state based not-for-profit organizations such as State Offices of Rural Health (SORH), Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), Cooperative Agreement Agencies and State Primary Care Associations.

Pictured,  L to R: Joyce Hospodar, CRH; Ana Roscetti, AZ Department of Health Services; Lourdes Paez and Kat Bergman, AZ Alliance of Community Health Centers

The 3RNet’s primary goal is to provide help to medical and health professionals looking for positions in rural and underserved area across the nation.  The Center for Rural Health oversees the state program of the 3RNet.  The Center partners with the Bureau of Health Systems Development at the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers.  To learn more about opportunities in Arizona, click the links below:

Arizona Department of Health Services - Bureau of Health Systems Development

The ADHS Bureau of Health Systems Development (HSD) administers the state workforce programs. HSD is the Primary Care Office for the state of Arizona focusing on improving access to primary health care through workforce recruitment, retention programs and the designation of medically underserved areas. The principal focus of HSD is to improve access to primary care, largely among Arizona’s vulnerable and underserved populations.

To learn more about the programs HSD administers click the links below:

J-1 Visa Waiver Program

The J-1 Visa Waiver Program is also administered by the Bureau of Health Systems Development (HSD).  For more information, click on Arizona State J-1 Visa Waiver Program.

Another Resource:

Star2Center: Solutions Training and Assistance for Recruitment and Retention

  • Resources, training and technical assistance related to recruitment and retention