On Monday, June 13, AARP—in collaboration with the National Rural Health Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—hosted an AARP Solutions Forum on Advancing Health in Rural America: Maximizing Nursing’s Impact.
The forum convened policy experts, thought leaders and key stakeholders to examine how to improve health care in rural America, where a shortage of providers limits access to primary and preventive services, reduces consumer choice and can raise costs.
Panelists discussed problems facing rural health care; highlighted cutting-edge rural health models that are making a difference; explored state and national nursing-based solutions; and discussed policy implications for state and federal policy-makers. Experts also considered important opportunities to improve rural health found in the recommendations of the recent Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.
An archived version of the webcast is available here: http://championnursing.org/aarp-solutions-forum.