Thursday, June 3rd: Examining Health Care Access
Access to healthcare services is critical to good health, yet both rural and urban Minnesota residents face a variety of access barriers. When we talk about healthcare, cost is often the focus. But broader accessibility issues remain a challenge. Both rural and urban residents encounter barriers to healthcare that limit their ability to obtain needed care. In both settings, healthcare services must be available and obtainable in a timely manner. And even when an adequate supply of healthcare services exists in the community, other factors, such as transportation and language barriers, can limit access.
On Thursday, June 3 at 2:30 pm, the Center for Rural Policy & Development (CRPD) and the Citizens League hosted a conversation focused on discussing these barriers and what the future holds in this important field.
Toby Freier – President, New Ulm Medical Center, Allina Health
Mark Jones – Executive Director, MN Rural Health Association
Vayong Moua – Director, Racial & Health Equity Advocacy, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN
Kelly Asche – CRPD Research Associate, New London