Community Health Centers Meeting Rural Health Needs
Resource Topic: Emerging Issues, Clinical Issues, Special and Vulnerable Populations, Promising Practice, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Health Information Technology (HIT)/Data
Resource Subtopic: Health Equity, Population Health, Telehealth, Behavioral Health, Oral Health.
Year Developed: 2019
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: Administrative Staff
Board of Directors
C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc)
Health Center Staff
National Association of Community Health Centers
(See other resources developed by this organization).
Resource Summary: This short fact sheet covers the barriers to care faced by rural communities and how Community Health Centers are helping to address those barriers: by focusing services on communities with the greatest difficulty accessing or affording care, innovating using telehealth technologies, and recruiting a wide range of health care providers to complement primary care, including dentists, pharmacists, and behavioral health professionals. Ultimately, health centers are achieving better improving outcomes for rural patients.