From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources
Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 2pm
This is an online event.
Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from a higher incidence of chronic illness, but they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. This session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.
- Increase knowledge of the unique nature of rural communities, including their attributes and challenges
- Identify health information needs specific to rural communities
- Become familiar with resources to address the health information needs of rural citizens
- Identify potential community partners in rural communities