National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) Rural Horizon’s Spotlight

November 4, 2022

Rural Horizon’s Spotlight New issue of NRHA’s Rural Horizons now available online

The latest issue of NRHA’s Rural Horizons, the association’s quarterly magazine, is now available online featuring three new articles on timely topics including ensuring health equity for our rural LGBTQ+ neighbors.

Without access to high quality, timely, and affirming care, LGBTQ+ residents may go without necessary routine or preventive care and may have a harder time getting appropriate care during acute and emergency situations.

“Rural LGBTQ+ individuals face the additional challenges of finding welcoming and affirming providers who understand best practices around LGBTQ+ health,” says NRHA member Carrie Henning-Smith. “If a provider or other staff in a health care facility isn’t welcoming, affirming, or up to date on best practices, rural LGBTQ+ residents are often left with fewer alternative choices for care than their urban counterparts would be.”

Rural Horizons features articles carefully selected to engage and inform everyone working to improve rural health care. You can subscribe in print by becoming an NRHA member. Email the editors to submit an abstract for potential publication, get information on editorial content, or purchase issues.