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Developed by the experts at Rural Health Innovation Collaborative, Healthcare in the Rural Community, explores healthcare delivery in the rural community.  It also exposes students to the unique differentiators of healthcare in the rural community.  The course discusses issues around access, disparities, and strategies to bridge these gaps. 

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be expected to: 

  1. Define the term “rural” and explain how it specifically relates to healthcare.
  2. Recognize common rural health terminology.
  3. Identify barriers that rural residents face in accessing quality healthcare.
  4. Analyze healthcare disparities in the rural health community.
  5. Identify common types of healthcare delivery models in rural communities
  6. Identify considerations that healthcare providers may need to modify the delivery of care to rural
  7. Create an abbreviated community health needs assessment (CHNA) for a rural community.
  8. Recognize how technology enables healthcare access in rural communities.

This course is currently in the curriculum review process and is projected to be offered in Spring 2017.  We anticipate this will be a 3.0 credit course. Open enrollment after finalized for the start date. 

For more information about the course or start date, contact Cindy Large at

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