PBS Film on Rural Healthcare Crisis Set to Air April 8, 2019
Mar 29, 2019
The Providers premieres on Independent Lens April 8, 2019. Tune in or stream at 10:00 p.m. Eastern/9:00 p.m. Central on PBS (check local listings). The film will be available on Passport as a pre-broadcast release starting Monday, March 25.
Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that offer care to all who walk through the doors.
Amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with underserved patients.
Source: Independent Television Service (ITVS)