With over 80% of Idaho being rural, primary medical care, behavioral health, and dental care can be difficult to access. Residents of these rural areas often rely of driving to bigger cities to go shopping and to receive medical care. Community Health Care Centers such as Marimn Health are looking for ways to support these rural areas.
With the impact of COVID-19 and staffing shortages it is difficult to support the needs of rural Idaho. One of the ways that Marimn Health is looking to support rural Idaho is by partnering with universities, such as the University of Washington's School of Medicine to receive staffing support from students. Students can make a significant difference in rural health care and programs within the universities are helping to attract medical students to rural America.
Read More about Marimn Health's effort to support rural areas of Idaho.