Rural Health

The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health facilitates and participates in activities to improve access to health care services for all rural Alabamians with special concern for children, the elderly, minorities and other medically underserved vulnerable populations. We serve the following populations:

  • Communities
  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Physician Practices
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • Small Rural Hospitals
  • County Health Departments
  • Mental Health Centers

Rural Doctor Shortage in Alabama

U.S. News & World Report recently published the following article on the shortage of physicians in rural areas, and the effects such a shortage has on communities.

Chronic Care Management Services

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Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Programs

Page last updated: August 29, 2018