Strategies for Improving Rural Access to Primary Care

Date: 08/27/20

A major issue facing healthcare providers in rural areas is that the relatively low population density means risks and costs are distributed among fewer people. The result is a lack of rural providers and medical facilities — causing access issues for even basic quality care. Because rural community members are often disengaged from or lack sufficient access to preventive care, they’re more likely to suffer from worsening ailments and eventually require invasive, costly, and sometimes dangerous interventions.

Read the Strategies for Improving Rural Access to Primary Care Whitepaper (PDF)