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Equity Considerations in Rural Communities and Reservations airs March 26

Publication Date: Mar 04, 2021

Editors' Note: This story ran in our March newsletter, published March 4.


Equity Considerations in Rural Communities and Reservations airs 12-1 p.m. Friday, March 26, with guest speakers Drs. Anitra Warrior and Kay Bond.


Attendees of this webinar, part of our Coming Home to Primary Care: Pediatric Integrated Health webinar series, will develop an understanding of mental health inequity in rural communities and reservations. This webinar will describe unique components such as challenges to financial sustainability, integration of culture, provider recruitment and retention, and overall health conditions of these communities. Strategies to overcoming these barriers will be described by current practices of clinics in a rural and reservation setting.


Register for the webinar here. Continuing education credits are available.


Learning objectives:


  • Discuss overall health disparities including rates of comorbidities and factors contributing to inequities in behavioral health across rural areas and reservations. 
  • Identify strategies for decolonizing service delivery and incorporating cultural values and norms of communities served. 
  • Identify challenges related to the sustainability of funding and the limitations on specialty providers for the community and how each member of the interdisciplinary health care team can help strategically to maintain quality service delivery in sparsely populated areas.
  • Describe the benefits and challenges of telehealth during a pandemic.

To view last month's webinar, Addressing Linguistic Diversity in Pediatric Integrated Care, click here.