Title

How Did We Get Here? Rural Health Challenges in America [Podcast]

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

9-10-2019

Keywords

MRHRC, rural health, access, Muskie School, podcast, health system reform, population health, social determinants of health, rural

Abstract

In this podcast, Drs. Ziller and Jonk of the Maine Rural Health Research Center discuss the modern issues and challenges in rural health care and the historical factors that have influenced the basis of our current rural health system. They touch upon rural access to elder care, dental care, health insurance and more.

Dr. Ziller is the Chair and Assistant Professor of Public Health at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service where she teaches courses on health policy and the U.S. healthcare system. She is also the Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center, and has directed numerous studies on rural health access, coverage and health reform. Dr. Ziller has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Rural Health, and has won national awards for her contributions to this field. Dr. Jonk is an Associate Research Professor of Public Health at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service, and is the Deputy Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center. As a health economist, she specializes in rural health, access to health care and health insurance coverage.

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This podcast was produced by the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center, with help from WMPG.

Twitter: @greatergoodpod

Website: umainecenter.org/greatergood

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