AARP Solutions Forum on Advancing Health in America: Maximizing Nursing's Impact

    • June 15, 2011

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An archived version of the webcast is available here: