Topics: Access

The Sky’s the Limit: Potential of Drone Usage in Rural Healthcare

A drone delivers prescription medications in Wise County, VA.

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In July 17, 2015, a drone delivered medicine to the RAM – Wise Health Expedition, an outreach event in Wise County, VA. This historic flight may lead to other applications of drones in rural health, such as search and rescue, mosquito spraying, and more deliveries of needed supplies.

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April 5, 2017

An Interview with Gina Capra

Gina Capra, Director of the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Rural Health

The Director of the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Rural Health (ORH) discusses the Veterans Choice Program and other VA activities underway to connect rural veterans to the healthcare services they need.

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April 28, 2015

An Interview with Craig Kennedy

Craig Kennedy

The Executive Director of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved discusses its development, and how ACU works to expand access to primary care in rural areas.

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February 26, 2015

ATC Update: The Health Wagon Featured on CBS News

Teresa Gardner and Paula Hill Meade with CBS reporter Scott Pelley

The Health Wagon, which offers free health care to thousands of patients each year in Southwestern Virginia, was recently spotlighted on the CBS news show, “60 Minutes.”

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May 15, 2014

An Interview with Lander Cooney

Lander Cooney

The CEO of Community Health Partners in Montana discusses how witnessing poverty as a classroom teacher and as a traveler led her to health care.

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November 18, 2013