Rural Americans struggle to lead normal healthy lives due to the isolation of living in remote areas and lack of health care practices nearby. SaferCare Texas is bringing awareness to the health care challenges these Americans face every day and working to reduce the safety issues these communities experience.
We are bringing rural health challenges and issues to the forefront of state and national organizations and offices through our health literacy and maternal health efforts.
From webinars, research and events, we are constantly looking for ways to educate health care professionals and the public on challenges and solutions regarding rural health.
RURAL HEALTH STATS
More than 59 million people live in rural parts of the United States
In rural areas there is an additional 22 percent risk of injury-related deaths
The patient-to-primary care physician ratio in rural areas is only 39.8 physicians per 100,000 people, compared to 53.3 physicians per 100,000 in urban areas
Sources: https://www.ruralhealthweb.org/about-nrha/about-rural-health-care#_ftn1, https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20181012.255573/full/