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Rural Health Resources

Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. This webinar will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities. We will explore websites from the National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, Rural Health Information Hub and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The origins of each website will be explained. Each of the websites contain consumer-level information and offers an opportunity for data downloads. The downloads will be demonstrated. These resources are relevant to nurses, librarians, public health workers, allied healthcare professionals, educators, faith- and community-based organizations.
Objectives: 
  • Describe current demographic trends in rural America.
  • Download data sets and visualizations from rural health resources.
  • Find information on health conditions, demographic groups and social issues.
  • Identify methods of discovering potential community partners. 
Class Length: 
1 hour
Course Owner(s):
Margot G. Malachowski, MLS, AHIP, Education and Outreach Coordinator
Instructor(s):
Margot G. Malachowski, MLS, AHIP, Education and Outreach Coordinator
Tess Wilson, MFA, MLIS, All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator serving NY, NJ, DE, & PA
Continuing Education:
This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Past Classes

Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts.

Upcoming Classes

Rural Health Resources
Thursday, November 19, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
ET
Instructor(s):
Margot G. Malachowski