Posted 11/21/2014 in Family Practice
America’s rural communities are wonderful places to live, work, and visit. They are also areas where healthcare providers innovative, affordable, and complete primary wellness-based healthcare.
Unfortunately, these communities face unique healthcare needs such as a lack of healthcare providers, an aging population suffering from a greater number of chronic conditions, and larger rates of underinsured people. While the Affordable Care Act may make healthcare more affordable, it won’t make it more accessible. A lack of public transportation and geographic barriers must be overcome to make sure all rural providers can meet the basic healthcare needs of their residents.
These are just a few of the messages being shared by Regional Medical Center (RMC); the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health; and other local, state, and national rural stakeholders on National Rural Health Day, Thursday, November 20, 2014. National Rural Health Day was created to showcase rural America and raise awareness of rural health-related issues.
Additional National Rural Health Day information is available at celebratepowerofrural.org.