Improving Rural Health Outcomes
A "Conversations with GIA" webinar
Low average incomes, geographic isolation, and a severe shortage of qualified healthcare providers create challenges in delivering quality healthcare in rural America. What is the role of philanthropy in improving the health of older persons in rural America, and how can local and regional funders participate? In this webinar, learn about a telemedicine program supporting local staff in seven rural, Midwestern States. The program supports optimal healing and wellness for older adults by focusing on proactive medical care to avoid unnecessary transfers, hospitalizations, and readmissions. Understand how this service evolved, the success, and opportunities for philanthropy to be part of the healthcare solution in rural America. Presenters: John Feather, Ph.D., CEO, Grantmakers In Aging; Josh Hofmeyer, Senior Care Officer, Avera eCARE; Heidi A. Schultz, Program Officer, Rural Healthcare, The Helmsley Charitable Trust. Sponsors: The John A. Hartford Foundation and AARP Foundation. Co-Sponsors: The Helmsley Charitable Trust and Grantmakers In Health. Note: CEU credits are not available for this webinar. Webinar date: September 19, 2016. View the PPT slides from the webinar here. Watch the recording of the webinar here.