Economic, cultural and social differences as well as the sheer isolation of living in remote areas all conspire to create health care disparities and impede rural Americans from leading normal, healthy lives. Rural communities have more uninsured residents, as well as higher rates of unemployment, leading to less access to care.
Our ethically-oriented practices have the mission to
make healthcare accessible to these communities.
By constantly exploring ways to introduce our service to
rural patients and identify wellness and preventive opportunities we contribute to improve healthcare
in rural America.
This is an area of significant value to professionals since patients don't have easy access to care services. Small group practices in the rural communities are struggling to keep their services and consequently businesses are getting closed. The obstacles faced by Health Care Professionals and patients in rural areas are many. Including transportation difficulties to reach health care clinicians, often traveling great distances to reach a doctor or hospital.
Having RPM programs is key in improving their health and life conditions.
We aim to expand socially conscious opportunities in virtual care.
As part of the NRHA, we are helping increase health engagement and improve population health in rural patients.
Membership with NRHA amplifies our voice and helps address the access, quality, and patient safety issues our community faces. Together, we are working on new solutions to improve health care challenges and give rural health professionals fresh strategies that serve their communities.
According to the 2012 US Department of Health and Human Services, the patient-to-primary care physician ratio in rural areas is only 39.8 physicians per 100,000 people, compared to 53.3 physicians per 100,000 in urban areas.