This class is no longer accepting registrations
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 and the Rural Health Information Hub. 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.
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.
By registering for this class, you are agreeing to the NNLM Code of Conduct.
Rural Health Resources Handout (Word)