Day 1: Providing the Best Healthcare for Rural America

Day 1 of the Rural Progress Summit kicked off with a thoughtful discussion on providing the best healthcare for rural communities. OCP Board Member and Minority Leader of the Alabama House of Representatives Anthony Daniel moderated a panel of healthcare experts through a conversation on barriers to healthcare access and delivery, the role of telehealth, the impacts of the pandemic on rural healthcare, the rising cost of care, and the medical workforce pipeline in rural areas. ¬†Watch now to hear the conversation between Governor John Kitzhaber, former Governor of Oregon, Aidan O’Connor, critical care flight paramedic and member of the Senior Leadership Team for Air Methods, Dr. Richard Powers, former medical director for the Alabama Department of Mental Health, and Sean Robbins, Executive Vice President for External Affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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