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COVID-19 and Rural Health Disparities

Date & Time of Recording:
August 26, 2022 | Self-paced
  • On-demand video
Registration Fee:
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Additional Details
Instructional Hours:
Didactic Hours (AHEC Scholars):
Experiential Hours (AHEC Scholars):
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Rural residence and racial/ ethnic social determinants of health remain predictors of adverse health outcomes for COVID-19 patients. Since the pandemic began in early 2020, South Carolina has experienced some of the highest rates of infection and death in the United States. Predominantly rural with significant healthcare shortages, the state has held some of the worst rankings and trends in the country. In this three-hour webinar, health care professionals will find the current best practice evidence on implementing ways to decrease rural health disparities as it relates to COVID-19.

Keywords: Health disparities, rural health disparities, COVID-19, social determinants


At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe determinant of health relationships to health inequities
  • Examine rural health disparities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Discuss access to testing along with vaccine hesitancy.
This program is supported by funding from the Health Equity Initiative, in partnership with the SC Office of Rural Health (SCORH) and SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC). The Health Equity Initiative is part of a national project by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), supported by funding through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act Conflict of Interest Statement Planners, Faculty and content specialists must disclose any conflicts of interest and will inform the audience of any such conflicts prior to beginning their presentation. In order to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor at all programs, the planners/faculty must make full disclosure indicating any relationship with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers and/or corporations whose products or services are related to pertinent therapeutic area. Commercial Support Participants will be made aware of any commercial support by information provided with handouts. Exhibitors and any promotional information will be kept separate from the education activity. Non-Endorsement of Products Neither Lowcountry AHEC nor the American Nurses Credentialing Center endorses or approves any products that may be associated with this continuing education activity.
Credits Available
  • Social Work
    SC Board of Social Work Examiners (Non-SW)
    Credit Statement
    This program is approved for 2.5 non-social work hours of continuing education by Lowcountry AHEC, a part of the South Carolina AHEC system, as defined by the South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners.
  • Nurses
    SC Nurses Association
    Credit Statement

    Lowcountry Area Health Education Center is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 2.5 contact hours.

  • Residents or Fellows
    Area Health Education Consortium
    Credit Statement
    Participation recognition only. This 2.5-hour (s) program is presented by SCAHEC. 
  • Other Participants
    Area Health Education Consortium
    Credit Statement
    This program provides 0.25 CEUs by Lowcountry AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.
  • Health Profession Students
    Area Health Education Consortium Student
    Credit Statement
    Participation recognition only: This 2.5 hour(s) program is presented by Lowcountry AHEC.
  • AHEC Scholars
    Area Health Education Consortium Student
    Credit Statement
    Participation recognition only: This 2.5 hour(s) program is presented by SC AHEC.
Locations/Participation Options

If you have questions about the credits, location/video conference information, or any other details specific to this particular program, please reach out to the contact(s) below:

  • Name:
    Jasmine Douglas
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