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Strategies for Managing Chronic Conditions in Rural Areas

Strategies for Managing Chronic Conditions in Rural Areas

– Over half of American adults have a chronic condition, including hypertension, diabetes, and chronic lung disease, the leading drivers of health care costs. Access to proper medical treatment, proper diet, and physical activity can improve these conditions.

Individuals in rural areas are disproportionately affected by chronic disease, yet they are also less likely to have access to high-quality health services and programs that promote healthy lifestyles.

Three community-based programs spoke with about how they are overcoming this challenge and working to promote evidence-based programs in rural areas.

While each program tackles a different chronic condition through unique strategies, their success provides best practices for promoting health equity in rural areas and overcoming the most common challenges to improving health disparities.

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Case Studies

I’m pleased because I don’t have to make a 4 ½-hour drive to get my infusion. It’s great that we can now have the therapy that I needed right here.


I’m very fortunate and so grateful for everything the center does for me. The wait is short and I’m in and out in no time. Without this local service, I couldn’t keep my job. I wouldn’t be able to take care of my family or enjoy my life.

CIS Rural Patient

They monitored me, they took care of me. The infection that was causing the pain began to go away. I can tell you now I’m able to stand on both legs. After the infusion therapy, I was able to resume the activity that I truly enjoy, playing the guitar and exploring the wonders of music.


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