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Arizona Telemedicine Program Webinar: The Rural Health Landscape

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Rural Health Landscape

Rural health is not simply a small version of urban, but rather a unique health care delivery environment. This session will examine the current state of rural health in America at a national level, with a focus on opportunities and barriers for expanding health care access. Current relevant national policy research and data will explore the current state of rural health access, as well as policy options under consideration to address these health care disparities.

Following the presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify major rural specific barriers to health care access
  • Assess community resources for addressing unmet needs
  • Take action to promote rural relevant policy solutions to address rural health care access
  • Communicate with Community leaders the opportunities to improve rural health care access


This UArizona COM-T Spark Lecture is eligible for 1 DEI credit. QR code to be shown at beginning of session.


This webinar is made possible through funding from the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Office of Health Information Technology, Health Resources and Services Administration (U1U42527).

Photo of Alan Morgan, MPA
Alan Morgan, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
National Rural Health Association

Recognized as among the top 100 most influential people in health care by Modern Healthcare Magazine, Morgan serves as CEO for the National Rural Health Association. He has more than 31 years of experience in health policy at the state and federal level and is one of the nation's leading experts on rural health policy. Morgan served as a contributing author for the publications "The Handbook of Rural Again," "Rural Populations and Health" and for the publication "Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care." In addition, his articles have been published in the American Journal of Clinical Medicine, the Journal of Rural Health, the Journal of Cardiovascular Management, the Journal of Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology Review, and in Laboratory Medicine. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas, and MPA from George Mason University.

To request any disability-related accommodations for this event please contact the event coordinator at least three business days prior to the event.
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 11:00am


Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Community
University of Arizona Health Sciences




Melanie Esher-Blair
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Arizona Telemedicine Program/Southwest Telehealth Resource Center