There is a lot of evidence to support claims that rural residents are on average less healthy than urban residents. This health disparity stems from lack of money, access, education, and resources required to sustain a healthy lifestyle.
However, there may be hope on the horizon, with the shifting pharmacy market. Independent pharmacies have an opportunity to become the go-to healthcare authority in rural areas and impact the overall health of their communities. In the following infographic you'll learn about some of the hard truths we, as healthcare professionals, have to face and how your pharmacy can make a difference in rural communities.
Do you own or work in a pharmacy that serves rural communities? How does your pharmacy work to impact your community's healthcare? Share with us in the comments.
If you're looking for a way to implement one or more of these tactics in your rural community, but don't have the right tools for the job, let us help you!