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Rural Health
Resources by Type: Audio

Using Telemedicine to Improve Rural Women's Health and Save Babies' Lives
Discusses a telehealth program, Solutions to Obstetrics in Rural Communities (STORC), that works to decrease infant mortality rates by supporting access to prenatal care and improve obstetric care quality in rural Tennessee.
Additional links: Audio Recording
Date: 05/2018
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Rural Transition Nurse Program
Podcast discusses access to care and the role of nurse-led care transitions serving rural veterans. Features Dr. Heather Gilmartin, Dr. Bob Burke, and Lynette Kelley, RN, in conversation about their experience with the program.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Robert Pack & Maggie Elehwany: VRHA Keynoters--and VRHA Board President Summer Sage
Recording from the 2017 Virginia Rural Health Association (VRHA)'s Rural Health Providers Conference. Discussion of new rural healthcare-related education initiatives and resources, grant funding to help combat the Virginia opioid crisis, and rural health policy developments on the federal level and their impact on rural areas.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Rural Affairs, National Rural Education Association
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Mental Health Best Practices with Kari Oyen
Kari Oyen, professor of School Psychology at the University of South Dakota, discusses mental health issues including suicidal behavior in rural America, the role played by school psychologists, and prevention services based on risk factors including single-parent homes, poverty, and poor attendance at school.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Rural Affairs, National Rural Education Association
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Tuberculosis And Rural Health Care In America
Episode of WBUR's On Point radio program, featuring discussion of a tuberculosis outbreak in rural Perry county, Alabama. Describes attempts to screen and treat low-income patients, despite many residents' mistrust of the medical profession. Panelists include the author of a recent Harper's Magazine article about tuberculosis in the Black Belt, a Perry County doctor, a University of Alabama professor of rural medicine, and a healthcare reporter from the Los Angeles Times.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Audio
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Hospice in Rural America
Audio recording of a February 3, 2011 webinar on hospice in rural America.
Author(s): Christy Whitney
Date: 02/2011
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Hospice Foundation of America
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Growing Rural Podcast
Podcast series on issues of interest for rural South Carolina. Topics include telehealth, ways to improve access to quality healthcare, and the effects of COVID-19 on rural healthcare, among other things.
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare
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TransFARMation
Podcast and radio series focused on increasing awareness of farm stress. Features available resources, insights from experts, and personal stories.
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Red River Farm Network
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AHA's Rural Report Podcast Series
Podcast series highlighting rural health challenges and models for addressing those challenges. Based on the 2019 American Hospital Association publication Rural Report: Challenges Facing Rural Communities and the Roadmap to Ensure Local Access to High-Quality, Affordable Care. Also includes podcast episodes related to rural COVID-19.
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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The Rural Health Voice
Podcast discusses various issues pertaining to rural healthcare in Virginia. Features interviews with state, local, and national leaders in rural health care.
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Rural Health Association
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