Podcast: Bridging the Gap Between Clinical Care and Community Population Health

In this American Hospital Association podcast, PHI’s Dr. Kevin Barnett discusses how rural providers can bridge the gap between clinical care and community population health, while also improving health equity.

Rural health care providers face challenges in caring for their communities while coping with finite resources. On this episode of the Advancing Health podcast, PHI’s Dr. Kevin Barnett discusses what it will take for rural providers to bridge the gap between clinical care and community population health, while also improving health equity.

Advancing Health, hosted by the American Hospital Association, features conversations with hospital and health system leaders on issues that impact patients and communities. This episode is part of the Community Cornerstones Conversations with Rural Hospitals in America series.

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There is a lot of talk these days about ways in which we engage community health workers, promoteras, as a way of extending our reach from the clinical setting and to understand what's going on in communities, what's going on in the home. And these are people with lived experience, people that understand their culture and are and know, for example, to ask the questions that in most primary care physicians might not know to ask of people… community health workers represent a powerful extension of what we do in the clinical setting into understanding what's going on in the community setting. Dr. Kevin Barnett

Senior investigator with the Public Health Institute and board member for Trinity Health

Originally published by American Hospital Association

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