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Products|People living in rural and remote communities

 
Geographic location can be an important factor affecting wellbeing, as well as access to and the quality of health and social services. Many rural and remote areas face a shortage of healthcare and social service providers, which can result in sporadic and inconsistent care, long wait times, and a lack of services to follow up with people in their home or in the community. In addition, the health and social workforce (e.g., physicians, social workers, nurses, educational assistants and others) often remain in these communities for only a brief period of time, which has a negative effect on the continuity and quality of care and support. Specific populations within rural communities may be particularly affected by the availability and accessibility of health and social programs and services. Read our products below for evidence and insights about how health and social system building blocks are used to provide care for people living in rural and remote communities.

Developing a Rural Health Strategy in Saskatchewan

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