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The Rural Health Landscape
ABSTRACT: Rural health is not simply a small version of urban, but rather a unique health care delivery environment. This session will examine the current state of rural health in America at a national level, with a focus on opportunities and barriers for expanding health care access. Current relevant national policy research and data will explore the current state of rural health access, as well as policy options under consideration to address these health care disparities.

Following the presentation, attendees will be able to:
1.) Identify major rural specific barriers to health care access.
2.) Assess community resources for addressing unmet needs.
3.) Take action to promote rural relevant policy solutions to address rural health care access.
4.) Communicate with Community leaders the opportunities to improve rural health care access.

Nov 16, 2022 11:00 AM in Arizona

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Alan Morgan
Chief Executive Officer @National Rural Health Association
Recognized as among the top 100 most influential people in healthcare by Modern Healthcare Magazine, Alan Morgan serves as Chief Executive Officer for the National Rural Health Association. He has more than 31 years’ experience in health policy at the state and federal level and is one of the nation’s leading experts on rural health policy. Mr. Morgan served as a contributing author for the publications “The Handbook of Rural Aging,” “Rural Populations and Health,” and for the publication “Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care.” In addition, his health policy articles have been published in: The American Journal of Clinical Medicine, The Journal of Rural Health, The Journal of Cardiovascular Management, The Journal of Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology Review, and in Laboratory Medicine. Mr. Morgan served as staff for former US Congressman Dick Nichols and former Kansas Governor Mike Hayden.