Due to structural urbanism, rural areas often face a shortage of mental health and medical professionals, limited access to healthcare facilities, and long travel distances to receive care. Children and youth in rural, frontier and tribal communities have been particularly impacted by this limitation in access to equitable health care,…
CoE-IHS Webinar: Telehealth Part 1 – Leveraging Telehealth to Improve Access and Reach in Rural Integrated Care
Rural, frontier and tribal communities are often excluded during the design of policies, research and programs at the federal and state levels. This lack of perspective can and has led to negative consequences in health systems, further exacerbating racial, economic and gender-based disparities for individuals and communities living with mental health and/or substance use challenges.
Adapting to telehealth services can pose unique challenges and opportunities for mental health and substance use services organizations working with adults and adolescents. Telehealth can be an effective tool in addressing health disparities in rural communities, including increased access to integrated specialty care.
Join us for part 1 of our rural telehealth webinar series, Leveraging Telehealth to Improve Access and Reach in Rural Integrated Care, on Thursday, April 20, 2-3:30 p.m. ET as we discuss how structural urbanism exacerbates existing disparities and explore strategies to effectively utilize telehealth in integrated care to address health disparities within rural communities.
After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
- Define structural urbanism and understand its contribution to health disparities in rural integrated care.
- Recognize and understand existing health disparities within rural communities.
- Identity strategies when considering telehealth as a tool for rural integrated care.
- Understand and describe the DEA’s proposed rules on telemedicine and prescribing after the Public Health Emergency ends.
Rural communities face a unique set of health disparities that are not seen in urban areas, largely because of structural urbanism: the elements of our health care system that disadvantage rural communities as they seek to enhance, maintain or rebuild health care infrastructure to support population health. And migrant workers…