Health Disparities in Rural Communities

Rural Hospital Closures


According to the Center for Health Services Research at UNC Chapel Hill, 4 rural hospitals have closed in NC since 2010. On the map, each dot represents a rural health hospital closure since 2010.

Insurance Disaster


North Carolina did not expand Medicaid as of January of 2016 and 21-40% of rural hospitals are considered "vulnerable" to closing, according to IVantage Health


According to the Bipartisan Policy Center, rural communities face complex challenges. Their model offers an innovative way to transform rural health care.