The Rural Towns Project Podcast

Downey, Idaho: Rita Osborn and Rural Health and Rural Health Scholars

October 16, 2020 Dax Jacobson Season 1 Episode 4
The Rural Towns Project Podcast
Downey, Idaho: Rita Osborn and Rural Health and Rural Health Scholars
Show Notes

This is the companion episode to the one with Dr. Stephen Sutton about Marsh Valley Dental and Downey, Idaho. In this episode I talk to Rita Osborn, who is among many other things, the Executive Director of the Utah Center for Rural Health at Southern Utah University. Rita wears many hats but it’s safe to say she has dedicated decades to improving rural health. We talk about the work Rita and her colleagues are doing to improve health care access in rural communities and how they work to recruit rural students to go to medical and dental school and come back to rural communities. We end, as always, with the Road Trip Music Question. Rita and I had some Internet connection issues so I apologize for the moments where we cut out a bit but I hope you enjoy this episode. 

Podcast music: “A Happy Day” by codemusic, http://www.jamendo.com, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/