Title of Submission

Delivering Healthcare Educationo to Rural and Underserved Areas

Presenter Information

Tina FossFollow

Presenter Type

Student

Brief Bio Sketch

I am currently a PhDEL student at Pacific University. I am currently working at OHSU as the Operations Director for the Department of Anesthesiology. I have a clinical and private practice background and am starting to understand my growing passion for rural health.

Abstract

The prevalence of chronic disease in the US population is increasing. Projections indicate that half the US population will live with at least one chronic disease by the year 2030. Statistics indicate that chronic illnesses account for 70% of all deaths. Developing healthy self-management behaviors can lower the risk of developing chronic disease and also minimize the magnitude of subsequent morbidity and disability. Individuals need access to reliable information in order to learn successful self-management skills. Delivering healthcare information in rural areas is difficult. Geography, distance, inclement weather and/or the lack of financial resources are barriers that can prevent individuals from accessing health care and health education. Likewise, rural health clinics often lack the financial resources to provide the most current patient education materials.

Location

Tran Library, Media Commons

Start Date

January 2018

End Date

January 2018

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Delivering Healthcare Educationo to Rural and Underserved Areas

Tran Library, Media Commons

The prevalence of chronic disease in the US population is increasing. Projections indicate that half the US population will live with at least one chronic disease by the year 2030. Statistics indicate that chronic illnesses account for 70% of all deaths. Developing healthy self-management behaviors can lower the risk of developing chronic disease and also minimize the magnitude of subsequent morbidity and disability. Individuals need access to reliable information in order to learn successful self-management skills. Delivering healthcare information in rural areas is difficult. Geography, distance, inclement weather and/or the lack of financial resources are barriers that can prevent individuals from accessing health care and health education. Likewise, rural health clinics often lack the financial resources to provide the most current patient education materials.