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Officials seek new ways to address shortage primary care practitioners

New efforts to address the shortage of medical providers in Humboldt County go beyond traditional recruitment methods.

Officials are reaching out to sources outside the area to advise them on whether Humboldt County is well-suited for a residency program, training doctors must complete before they become licensed to practice on their own.

And on Tuesday, the county Board of Supervisors will learn more about a UC Davis program where students becoming nurse practitioners and physician assistants learn together to practice in collaboration with health care professionals in a variety of clinical settings.