Dec 07, 2022
Spurred by the desire for more space and supported by the ability to work remotely, over 15.9 million Americans moved during the pandemic. Many of these people left cities like New York and San Francisco for warmer, spacious, and more affordable spots like Arizona, Texas, and Florida.
While many moved across the country, a significant amount of people found themselves making moves to smaller towns just outside of the major cities and sprawling suburbs where housing is cheaper and life moves at a slower pace. However, while more affordable housing and a slower pace of life is attractive, one thing often missing from these rural communities is access to high-quality healthcare.
What’s missing in rural communities
Living in cities, we can often take for granted access to healthcare. Just outside the city limits, hospitals or medical centers are often out of reach for people living in rural towns. People living in small towns can often drive 20-30 miles (at minimum) for medical attention.
To help bridge the gap in care, people in rural communities rely on Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHCs) for preventative health services, dental care, mental health and substance abuse services, hospice care, and more.
How FQHCs make a difference
An FQHC is a rewarding environment where healthcare providers can take on a variety of responsibilities and patients. Not only can you expand your skill set, but you can also be instrumental in the long-term health of a community.
If you’re ready for a change of pace, Inline can help you find a career outside of the hustle and bustle of city life and explore options in serving smaller communities. With help from industry veterans who have decades of experience, Inline can help place you find the perfect match. Learn more here.