Understanding Health Disparities in Rural America Webinar
Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series
Did you know rural racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to have a usual source of care? These and other unique health challenges experienced by rural racial and ethnic populations are often overlooked in conversations on rural health. The MMWR report, Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Rural Adults – United States, 2012-2015 looked at health disparities among rural racial and ethnic groups. Join authors of the report from the CMS Office of Minority Health and CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Equity as they provide an overview of racial and ethnic health disparities in rural communities, including indicators such as health-related quality of life and chronic health conditions. CMS and CDC will be joined by two Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration (FORHP) Outreach grantees who will share how they are working to address racial and ethnic disparities in their communities. The presentation will also provide resources to help improve the quality of care provided to all individuals, reduce disparities, and achieve health equity.