Betsy Huber, president of The National Grange, explains in this opinion piece why telehealth is vital to keeping rural Americans healthy and safe, and how without access to broadband internet, efforts to increase the availability of these services will fail.
Director of the National Drug Control Policy in the Executive Office of the President, Jim Carroll, discusses the importance of continuing to make strides in decreasing drug overdoses in rural areas, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rural hospitals were already struggling to stay open before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Now, many face escalated closures due to the stoppage of elective surgeries, skyrocketing prices of personal protective equipment (PPE) and what some say amounts to being overlooked in the recently passed recovery bill.
WASHINGTON, July 26, 207 - With rural hospitals at risk of closure and healthcare providers increasingly abandoning sparsely populated areas, residents in vast swaths of the country often must drive for hours and take time off from work to see a doctor or medical specialist.