The Journal of Appalachian Health has published several research articles about COVID-19 and its impacts in rural communities.
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) applauds the Biden Administration for identifying rural health as a critical priority. NRHA stands ready to provide information and assistance to the Administration as they begin their efforts. We provide the Administration with the following programmatic and regulatory actions that should be taken to further stabilize and support rural health care.
Disparities in preventive care by both rural-urban location and by race and ethnicity are well-documented in the literature, as discussed below, but less is known about whether there are differences in health care use among rural residents by race and ethnicity. In this brief, we address that gap by examining differences in preventive care among rural residents by race and ethnicity.