New ‘Leading Nebraska’ podcast highlights rural health education partnership between UNK and UNMC
14 Dec 2023
The University of Nebraska System has released the newest episode of its “Leading Nebraska” podcast series. The podcast episode highlights a partnership between the University of Nebraska at Kearney and University of Nebraska Medical Center to develop a transformational Rural Health Education Building on the Kearney campus.
Critical shortages in health care workers are having a significant impact on Nebraskans across the state. Nineteen of Nebraska’s 93 counties don’t have a primary care doctor – and more than half the counties in the state lack a board-certified physician.
“We are essentially in a crisis or near-crisis situation regarding access to health care professionals in rural Nebraska,” said UNMC Chancellor Jeff Gold.