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Jan 5, 2024 - Highlights access to maternal healthcare challenges in rural New Mexico. Notes facility closures, patient volume, and reimbursement rates as contributors to the lack of access. Discusses telehealth as a potential for increasing access to care.
Source: New Mexico In Depth
Jan 5, 2024 - Discusses a recent study analyzing the intersection of lack of mental healthcare access and high speed internet access in rural Georgia and the resulting health disparities. Highlights the use of telehealth for increasing mental healthcare access, particularly for students. Notes federal policies aiming to make high speed internet more affordable.
Source: GPB News, PBS, NPR
Jan 4, 2024 - Highlights a research project investigating causes of health disparities in the rural South using a mobile exam unit. Discusses challenges with researching rural populations and compares rural Southern residents and urban residents.
Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute