7 episodes

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed an old but unspoken truth—that there are two Americas in healthcare, the developed world of much of urban and academic medicine and the developing world of rural healthcare. This podcast will explore how the pandemic has affected healthcare in rural America and what we can do to make things better.

Rural America and COVID-19 Eyal Kedar

    • Health & Fitness

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed an old but unspoken truth—that there are two Americas in healthcare, the developed world of much of urban and academic medicine and the developing world of rural healthcare. This podcast will explore how the pandemic has affected healthcare in rural America and what we can do to make things better.

    Advanced practice providers, COVID-19, and the development of a better rural healthcare system: A Conversation With Sara Mohaddes

    Advanced practice providers, COVID-19, and the development of a better rural healthcare system: A Conversation With Sara Mohaddes

    Join me as I speak with Sara Mohaddes, physician assistant and member of the St. Lawrence Health System's COVID-19 inpatient treatment team, about the ways in which we can build a more comprehensive, inclusive and effective rural healthcare system in the U.S.

    • 44 min
    Mental health care and COVID-19

    Mental health care and COVID-19

    Join me as I speak with Laurie Zweifel, Director of Outpatient Psychiatric Services in the St. Lawrence Health System, about the challenges in delivering mental health care to rural communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 31 min
    Farming and COVID-19

    Farming and COVID-19

    Join me as I speak with Dan Kent, vegetable farmer and owner of Kent Family Growers, about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on both his business and the larger agricultural community in the U.S.

    • 24 min
    The Research Gap in Rural America: Implications for the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

    The Research Gap in Rural America: Implications for the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

    Join me as I speak with Carly Lovelett, Director of the Clinical and Rural Health Research Department in the St. Lawrence Health System, about the lack of clinical research infrastructure in rural America, the ways in which this has worsened healthcare disparities in rural communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ways in which we can develop a better rural health research system for the future.

    • 28 min
    Education in Rural America: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Education in Rural America: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Join me for a discussion with Jamie Cruikshank, superintendent of the Norwood Norfolk School District, about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education in rural America.

    • 39 min
    A Conversation With Greg Healey

    A Conversation With Greg Healey

    Join me for a discussion about rural COVID hotspots, ways in which we can build stronger connections between the media and rural communities and more as I speak with Dr. Greg Healey, longtime rural family medicine physician and COVID-19 survivor.

    • 26 min

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