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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.

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