Every community has been impacted by not only the COVID-19 pandemic itself, but also the pandemic’s effects on the economy and available resources. Rural and frontier environments across the country are not immune to these issues. The pandemic has exacerbated existing barriers to care for individuals with complex needs in these areas including physical distance, limited telephone or internet access, and sparse community resources.
In this webinar, speakers from Cherokee Health Systems in Tennessee and Hill Country Health and Wellness Center in California discussed how their care models address barriers to healthcare in their respective rural and frontier areas. They also shared how they have adapted their practices in response to COVID-19 and considerations for the future.
- Jo Campbell, ACSW, CWWS, Integrated Operations Director, Hill Country Health and Wellness Center
- Susan Foster, FNP, Medical Director, Hill Country Health and Wellness Center
- Brittany McCafferty, Ph.D., Behavioral Health Consultant, Cherokee Health Systems
- Elizabeth Sherman, FNP-BC, Primary Care and Addiction Medicine, Cherokee Health Systems