State Government Affairs (SGA)
Telehealth & Rural Access to Care
Chair: Open Volunteer Position
Rural children experience worse health and health care outcomes than their urban peers. Barriers to accessing quality health care exacerbate their health outcomes and pose significant challenges to achieving optimal health status. Access and health disparity issues vary across rural communities, states, and regions, and many rural areas have few health care providers, especially pediatric specialists. Gaps in health care accessibility and quality in rural communities are matched by lack of preventive care and health disparities facing rural children.