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Rural Health Day helps draw attention to challenges and opportunities for Idaho healthcare
By: By Gina Pannell, Division of Public Health
Healthcare systems in rural areas like Idaho face unique challenges. More than 88 percent of Idaho is classified as rural. DHW’s Bureau of Rural health and Primary Care is working to confront those challenges in several ways. More than 98 percent of Idaho faces a shortage of primary care professionals, and more than 95 percent of the state doesn’t have enough dental health professionals to serve their communities. One-hundred percent of Idaho has too few mental health
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