The aging of the baby boomer generation is creating unprecedented demand for healthcare in both urban and rural areas.Read More...
To help recruit doctors to underserved areas, some institutions use a variety of financial incentives, including higher pay, student loan forgiveness, relocation compensation, and signing bonuses.
Rural healthcare workers are generally prepared to deal with viral epidemics, leaders in the field say. But a surge in patients and inundation by the “worried well” are among some concerns about the potential impact of the coronavirus.
States are using federal funding to treat addiction medically, provide life-saving medication to combat overdoses, and build treatment facilities. But more funding needs to go into getting rural residents to those services, some say.
The Veterans Administration is still on shaky ground with medical appointment wait times. Officials say new telehealth facilities will help improve veterans’ access to healthcare.
The Center for Economic Analysis for Rural Health at the University of Kentucky will help communities make decisions that promote better health care and stronger economies.
Three of the five winners of this year’s Culture of Health Prize are small towns or rural areas.
Thursday’s national celebration will be observed by organizations across the country. Events include release of the “Community Star” booklet, free online screen of “The Provider” documentary, and discussion.
The maternal death rate is 60% higher in rural areas than central parts of metropolitan areas. A bill introduced by a member of Congress from New Mexico seeks to close the gap.
Because of the limits of tribal authority, there’s often little that women can do to bring their attackers to justice. Lawyers and others are looking to the U.N.'s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for help.