If you need specialized health care and you live in a rural area, there's a good chance you've got a long drive ahead of you. Rural areas generally do not have the health amenities of larger cities.
The situation is about to get some attention in our region: OHSU in Portland and the University of California-Davis are teaming up. A program called COMPADRE, short for California Oregon Medical Partnership to Address Disparities in Rural Education and Health, got a major grant from the American Medical Association to boost health care quality and physician training.
Doctors-to-be will serve residencies in rural areas between Sacramento and Portland.
Mark Henderson at UC-Davis and Joyce Hollander-Rodriguez from OSHU are our guests.