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

Boots on the Ground

Having a “boots on the ground” human services professional would benefit rural communities.

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November 19, 2012

Local Programs Help Patients Navigate Medical Care

Dorothy McMichael, lay navigator


A look at patient navigator programs in four states: a statewide program in Georgia; a program in Kentucky for cervical cancer patients; a promotores program in Texas for chronic conditions; and a coordinated care program for cancer patients in Vermont.

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May 17, 2012