May 1, 2023
Rural Communities Face Steep Climb in Race for Childcare
Across America, about half of the population lives somewhere with inadequate access to childcare, with that number going up to 59 percent for rural communities. Even when families can find available openings for childcare, the cost can be too high. As far back as 2017, childcare has been the single largest household expense across much of the country. Additionally, NRHA is cohosting a webinar at 2 p.m. CDT May 9 on the National Pediatric Readiness Quality Initiative, a free platform that enables EDs to measure and analyze – in real-time and at the patient level – their progress on quality metrics that improve outcomes for children.