The Rural Health Research Gateway will host a Webinar It’s Not Easy Being a Rural Pharmacy – Services, Payments, Closures, and Deserts with Fred Ullrich and Keith Mueller, PhD of the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis. November 14 at 1:00 pm Eastern.
Date: November 14, 2022
Time: 10:00 am Pacific, 11:00 am Mountain, 12:00 pm Central, 1:00 pm Eastern
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes
Pharmacies are subject to a range of financial pressures and many rural pharmacies have closed over the past 15 years. These closures can create critical gaps in health care services available in rural areas. In 2021, there were 138 counties with no retail pharmacy, including 101 noncore, 15 micropolitan, and 22 metropolitan counties. During this webinar, Fred Ullrich and Keith Mueller will share recent research from the Rural Policy Research Institute Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis and discuss key findings on the availability of pharmacy services, payment models, the impact of pharmacy closures, and the creation of new pharmacy deserts.
Registration is free and required. Attendance of the live webinar is limited to 500 persons. If you are unable to attend, you will be able to access the recording, archived on the Gateway website.