Community Apgar Project (Apgar)
The Community Apgar Project (CAP) is a research-validated questionnaire used to assist rural hospitals in North Dakota identify strengths and challenges related to recruiting Family Medicine Physicians.
The Community Apgar Project:
- Is a train-the-trainer program which uses a validated research tool to gather data
- Allows critical access hospitals to identify and prioritize factors important to recruiting and retaining physicians, specific to their hospital.
- Provides data which can guide strategic planning and recruitment and retention efforts for critical access hospitals.
The CAP was developed by the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho and Boise State University. The Center for Rural Health partners with Boise State University to bring this project to North Dakota.
Most Recent Publications
- Community Showcases Welcome Future Physicians
New physician recruitment events showcase rural North Dakota communities and healthcare facilities to the future healthcare workforce.Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 41(2), 18-19
Date: July 2016
- Assessing Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Assets and Capabilities for Recruiting and Retaining Physicians: The North Dakota CAH Community Apgar Program
Identifies opportunities for improvement in physician retention and recruitment in North Dakota’s CAH systems and to develop a better understanding of the community factors in this dynamic process.Author(s): Boise State University
Date: December 2011