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Rural Health and COVID-19

Date:
Duration: approximately minutes

Featured Speakers

Eric D. Hargan, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Stephen Censky, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jeff Colyer, Chair, National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
Bette Brand, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Diane M. Hall, PhD, MSEd, Senior Scientist for Policy and Strategy; Policy Research, Analysis, and Development Office (PRADO); Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tom Morris, Associate Administrator for Rural Health, Health Resources and Services Administration
Betty-Ann Bryce, Rural Health Liaison, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Delivering healthcare in rural communities presents unique challenges that have always required coordination and innovation. Now, more than ever, it is essential that rural communities and healthcare providers have access to the resources they need to combat COVID-19.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) supports rural communities through targeted rural programs, as well as a broader set of state and local funding programs. The department is also a key provider of healthcare coverage.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plays a key role in federal rural development efforts in the area of agriculture, and beyond. In terms of rural health, this department can finance the construction of hospitals, implementation of telehealth programs, as well as health education initiatives and food access and distribution.

This webinar will provide an overview of the rural health focused efforts by HHS and USDA and highlight specific tools and resources to help combat COVID-19.

For questions about the content of this webinar, please contact Betty-Ann Bryce at betty-ann.bryce@usda.gov.