Health care. Two words you’ve probably heard a lot lately. But if you live in a rural place, you know that health care isn’t always easy to access. There’s a long distance between you and the clinic; often a lack of medical professionals close by. How many small towns still have their own pharmacist or dentist anymore?
One initiative in Nebraska -- the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) -- is approaching this challenge by ‘growing their own’. This is a positive story and a great example of a program that seems to be working.
Check out the Center for Rural Affairs work on rural health policy at cfra.org/policy/health-care