May 1, 2023
University Launches Ambitious Effort to Reduce Disparities
Over the past two decades, life expectancy in rural areas has declined, with one major factor being the prevalence of diabetes. To improve the health and well-being of rural and minority populations, UVA School of Medicine has launched a new Center for Health Equity and Precision Public Health. Additionally, new research led by NRHA member Jan Probst of the Rural and Minority Health Research Center looks at how close some ZIP codes were to different kinds of health care and access in areas with higher proportions of racial and ethnic minorities. Your chance to explore the intersection of health equity and social determinants with the experts is at NRHA’s 46th Annual Rural Health Conference and 28th Health Equity Conference May 15-19 in San Diego.