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Fall 2020 Policy Consortium

Rural Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities in Addressing Health Care Inequities

Rural Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities in Addressing Health Care Inequities

 

November 17, 2020

12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Virtual

As Covid-19 takes its toll on people everywhere, addressing rural health assumes even greater importance. Our goal is to elevate the voices of patients, caregivers and providers, not just to understand the challenges they face but also to learn about the programs they‘ve created to address these disparities and the ideas they have for improving the care in their communities. At our Fall 2020 Policy Consortium, we will focus on the key issues that influence rural communities.

  • Who are some change -makers in rural communities across the country?
  • What are some unique barriers to accessing equitable health care in rural areas?
  • How has telehealth impacted access to care?
  • What are some solutions people are implementing in rural areas to increase the quality of care?

Speakers include:

Alan Balch, PhD – National Patient Advocate Foundation

Gwen Darien – National Patient Advocate Foundation

Michael Fratkin, MD – ResolutionCare

Ashley Freeman, MPH – National Patient Advocate Foundation

Kathleen Gallagher, MPH – Patient Advocate Foundation

Jeanette Johnson – Patient Advocate

Alma McCormick, MA – Messengers for Health, Crow Nation

Chad Proulx – Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Inc.

Judith Surber -K’ima:w Medical Center, Hoopa Tribe

Tammy Taylor, DNP – Delta Cardiovascular Center

Freddie White-Johnson -Mississippi Network for Cancer Control & Prevention at The University of Southern Mississippi

Christine Wilson – National Patient Advocate Foundation

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