Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration


The final part in our four-part Defying Despair series, this webinar discussed ongoing efforts to increase access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder and guide people on a path to recovery.


Rural Areas Have Fewer Health Care Providers

September 2019

About the Data Insights

This infographic provides a snapshot of how the rural health care workforce compares to the urban health care workforce. While there are 33 providers for every 10,000 people in urban areas, rural areas only have 13 providers on average to serve the same number of people.

For more information on rural health in America, check out our more detailed infographic and our webinar on the topic.



There are fewer obstetricians and primary care providers in rural areas, and many rural communities have lost their hospitals.