Accessing Healthcare In Rural Maryland
Eighteen of Maryland’s 24 counties are considered rural. Doctors, dentists and mental-health services can be sparse, but there are some inventive, collaborative ways to provide close-by care. Lara Wilson, executive director of the Maryland Rural Health Association, a nonprofit that advocates for quality healthcare in rural Maryland, tells us about patients whose lives changed once they could get much-needed medical attention. And Mark Luckner, executive director of the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission, a state commission mandated to expand access to health services in underserved areas, talks about funding priorities and why grants to rural nonprofits yield promising outcomes.
To view Maryland Rural Health Association videos, visit this link.