Vast disparities exist between the health care available to people in rural parts of the United States and urban areas. Next Avenue has long explored the specific — and often under-reported — challenges of accessing quality and timely health care in rural communities.
A new documentary from PBS’ Independent Lens called The Providers follows rural health care providers as they face a physician shortage and an opioid epidemic in rural northern New Mexico.
The award-winning film broadcast on PBS stations earlier this month and is available to stream free until April 22.
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