Patient Engagement July 31, 2020
Sara Heath

The program will work to identify health disparities and creating rural and community health plans to address them.

A new collaborative between the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and the IU Center for Rural Engagement and IU School of Public Health – Bloomington will aim to address rural health disparities and come up with intervention plans in Decatur and Daviess Counties.

COVID-19 has shown a spotlight on numerous different health disparities, not least of which include rural health disparities. Rural health tends to see a dearth of medical providers and resources to address patient healthcare needs, including the community resources that can eventually impact patient health and wellness.

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has exacerbated issues...