Amerigroup Rural Medicine Scholarship

A Health Equity Story June 28, 2022

Healthcare quality improves when people can access care on their own terms, accounting for their individual values, attitudes, and beliefs. In some communities in the United States, a shortage of healthcare professionals makes it difficult for people to obtain the personalized care they need. This is especially true for rural areas, where the number of healthcare providers has declined in recent years, and for historically marginalized groups of people, who may not be able to find high-quality or accessible healthcare providers who reflect their cultures or experiences. To advance health equity, we must have providers who go beyond cultural competence to recognize and treat individual differences by practicing medicine with cultural humility.

 

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