COVID-19 Pandemic 8: Rural Health Disparities & COVID-19 Panel.

Bill Finerfrock, Executive Director at the National Association of Rural Health Clinics, hosts an in-depth discussion about rural health disparities with a panel of experts from across the US. In areas where populations skew older and travel distances to the nearest specialist are getting longer as hospitals close, every health practitioner is also a first responder. Surprisingly, despite these being agricultural areas, food deserts are a real problem. Now COVID-19 is spreading to rural areas. Shannon Chambers, CPC, is with the South Carolina Office of Rural Health. Elizabeth Ellis, DNP, is a nurse practitioner who runs a rural health clinic in East Texas. Roger Wells, PA-C is a physician assistant who provides care in a rural health clinic in Lexington, Nebraska.