CoE Office Hour: Resources & Tools for Advancing Rural Health Equity through Integrated Care

Rural, agricultural and tribal communities face a particular set of health inequities that are not as common in urban areas, due to several factors including historical injustices, structural urbanism and the effects of the mental health and recovery services workforce shortage on access to rural health services.

To advance health equity in underserved rural communities, it is important to recognize both systemic challenges and advantages that exist in rural areas, especially during COVID-19, as well as the social influences that shape rural health outcomes. Advancing integrated care in rural areas has the potential to not only improve access to comprehensive services, but also improve health equity and social determinants of health in rural areas.

Join us on Wednesday, October 20 from 2-3 p.m. ET for a conversation with rural health experts who will discuss innovative integrated care opportunities and share helpful tools and resources for advancing integrated care in rural communities. We will also share and discuss an upcoming ECHO opportunity that will provide peer-to-peer learning and open discussions among a group of rural health provider organizations committed to improving rural health equity.