From University of Minnesota Office of Academic Clinical Affairs website, accessed Nov. 12: The health disparity between rural and urban Minnesotans continues to grow. To bridge the gap, cross-disciplinary researchers from the University of Minnesota are working to develop a learning health care network to address the lack of access to research and education in Greater Minnesota.
The Duluth campus Medical School, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, School of Nursing and Clinical and Translational Science Institute are working with rural communities to direct research and clinical questions, and educational needs. The learning health care network will initially encompass up to 20 rural sites associated with the Rural Medical Scholars Program, Summer Internship in Medicine, Rural Physician Associate Program, in addition to Native American clinics and community representatives over time. Read the full story.