Rural Health Policy Roundtable – Southeastern States


Participating states: Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia.

This meeting brings together legislators and legislative staff from several southeastern states to explore rural health challenges and opportunities within the region and discuss policy options to strengthen rural health within the unique context of the region.”

  • Rural Health Landscape in the Southeast – Michael Meit, director of research and programs, Center for Rural Health Research, East Tennessee State University  | Powerpoint | PDF file-49 pages
  • State Policy Levers to Address Workforce Shortages – Sydne Enlund, senior policy specialist, NCSL  | Powerpoint | PDF file-21 pages
  • Behavioral Health in Rural Communities – Brianna Lombardi, deputy director, Carolina Health Workforce Research Center, University of North Carolina Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research  | Powerpoint | PDF file-36 pages
  • State Policy Levers to Improve Access to Care – Jack Pitsor, policy associate, NCSL  | Powerpoint | PDF file-19 pages