NC’s rural provider shortage persists despite decades of efforts

NC’s rural provider shortage persists despite decades of efforts
September 16, 2020
NORTH CAROLINA HEALTH NEWS

Summary: North Carolina Health News takes an in-depth look at the ongoing problem of North Carolina’s shortage of healthcare providers in rural areas. Rural NC communities have long had problems attracting medical professionals or retaining them after certain loan repayment benefits run out. Despite state and federal programs designed to help keep needed health care provider roles full in high-need areas, there remains a significant gap, and in some cases, a worsening situation. Read the full report now.