Improvements to Rural Health Care Through Patient-Centered Research

Improvements to Rural Health Care Through Patient-Centered Research

Improvements to Rural Health through Patient-Centered Research

Research!America, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, National Rural Health Association, and American Heart Association convened on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, to discuss the value that patient-centered research delivers to people living in rural areas. In the Kentucky Appalachians, where the risk of heart disease is among the highest in the country, researchers found that certain interventions improved the health of residents. Panelists discussed the unique healthcare delivery needs of those living in rural areas and how patient-centered, community-based programs can work well in these regions of our nation.

 

MODERATOR:

Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP
President and CEO, Academy Health

PANELISTS:

William Borden, MD (slides available here)
Chief Quality and Population Health Officer
George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates
Incoming chair of the American Heart Association Council on Quality Care and Outcomes Research
George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates

Maggie Elehwany, JD (slides available here)
Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy
National Rural Health Association

Debra Moser, PhD, RN, FAAN (slides available here)
Professor and Linda C. Gill Chair of Cardiovascular Nursing, Assistant Dean for the PhD Program and Scholarly Affairs, Director, RICH Heart Program
University of Kentucky, College of Nursing

 

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If concerted, long-term investments in research are not made, America will lose an entire generation of young scientists.
Brenda Canine, PhD; McLaughlin Research Institute, Montana