(http://arizonasonoranewsservice.com) When people are injured or sick and need immediate medical attention, they usually find their way to the nearest physician or emergency hospital. In rural Arizona, that is easier said than done. Many people must travel 20 or more miles to reach the nearest doctor. This harsh reality has left those with low income and no transportation to struggle on their own.
Jill Bullock, the rural health services coordinator at The University of Arizona's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in Tucson, said that rural communities are suffering the most because there is no access to healthcare for patients, coupled with a lack of funding that has led to workforce issues when recruiting professionals. Read more