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Course Information

The Indiana Rural Health Association offers a full 16-week curriculum for Healthcare in the Rural Community, which is designed to explore healthcare delivery in the rural community. Each course module is designed to be individualized and tailored to meet each universities needs. The course is developed to provided a blended learning model aligning an online format with didactic classroom model, and zoom conference calls to engage students at all levels. The course focuses on current and relevant rural real-time 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.

The course has been approved for 3.0 credit hours. Contact Heather Grable or Cindy Large at for more information and how to register for the next upcoming class.

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