Farm Bureau focuses on nurses, doctors
For urban and rural residents alike, rural America is famous for wide open spaces, gorgeous landscapes, quiet small towns and friendly neighbors. But in many rural communities across the country, there’s one crucial thing missing from the picturesque villages and towns: doctors and nurses.
The shortage of primary-care doctors and nurses in rural communities extends nationwide. Only 34 percent of U.S. doctors practice primary and family care, while the rest are specialists, leaving many rural communities unable to recruit and retain doctors.