WVU research finds LGBTQ people face barriers to health care, especially in rural areas

By interviewing researchers and physicians, Zachary Ramsey — a doctoral candidate in the West Virginia University School of Public Health — identified four pressing health issues that sexual and gender minorities face: discrimination, heteronormativity, health care system barriers and the interconnectedness of physical, mental and social health.

Rural, transgender populations face greater healthcare disparities, WVU research show

New research from West Virginia University suggests that transgender and gender diverse individuals in rural areas face greater challenges receiving basic healthcare needs than their counterparts. Up to 61% of participants said they had to travel out of state for gender-related care, while over one-third reported they avoid seeking healthcare altogether for fear of discrimination.

Ithaca College Launches High-Demand Physician Assistant Program for Fast-Growing Profession

Ithaca College is recruiting the first class for its new M.S. in Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program, designed to attract students who come from undergraduate pre-health profession programs such as health sciences, exercise science, athletic training, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and psychology.

NAU nursing program wins federal grant aimed at increasing access to telehealth care on Navajo Nation, other rural areas

Nursing professor Anna Schwartz is the PI on the two-year grant, which will fund increased simulation-based education for health care providers. The education will be focused on improving treatment for obesity, diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease and behavioral and mental health care.