TQ TeleConnection- October 2018
A community-based approach to rural health research
Research in rural primary care and health professions education can inform decisions and transform the way we approach rural practice. Providing opportunities for medical students and health professionals to collaborate, share information, and find solutions is essential to the future of rural health.
The Collaborative for Rural Primary Care, Research, Education, and Practice (Rural PREP) is dedicated to making research more accessible through its community of practice activities. “We’re focused on creating a platform for the exchange of ideas, including the work of our students, in a contextual way,” explains Davis Patterson, PhD, Rural PREP project director, University of Washington research assistant professor of family medicine, and Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho Rural Health Research Center deputy director.
National Rural Health Association: Rural Health Voices (9/21/18)