Rural communities are all too often medically underserved. A lack of providers coupled with fundamental barriers to access pose serious threats to achieving health equity in these areas. Today, November 18, join the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved in honoring National Rural Health Day (NRHD) and recognizing the unique healthcare needs of rural communities.
ACU’s STAR² Center Talks Workforce Success podcast examined what it means to provide care in underserved populations in rural communities and border towns during the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine rollout in its tenth episode featuring Dr. Adrian Billings, Chief Medical Officer, at Preventative Care Health Services in Alpine, TX and Madeline Dixon, a 3rd year medical student at Texas Tech: listen to the discussion.
More Resources to Celebrate the #PowerofRural
Find more resources on the official NRHD website and learn more about rural health issues at HRSA. Interested in bringing your healthcare expertise to a rural community? Consider attending a future HRSA Virtual Job Fair or learn more about opportunities to provide care in underserved communities via the National Health Service Corps.