Video UW–Madison helps confront rural health crisis
From February through June, we will be highlighting the ways that UW–Madison changes lives for the better throughout the state of Wisconsin. March’s theme is Working for Rural Wisconsin. Watch for more at #UWChangesLives on social media. And here’s how you can help.
A new documentary airing Monday explores some of the ways UW–Madison is helping rural areas of Wisconsin meet their health care challenges.
The half-hour program, produced in partnership by Wisconsin Public Television and the University of Wisconsin–Madison, details several UW–Madison programs that improve health care for all residents of the state:
- The School of Medicine & Public Health’s Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine program that trains physicians to serve in rural areas.
- The School of Pharmacy’s residency track program thatprovides immersive training on the challenges unique to rural pharmacists.
- The School of Nursing’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Certificate program that helps serve mental health needs in rural areas.
Multiple UW–Madison sources are interviewed:
- Dr. Amy Kind, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
- Dr. Byron Crouse, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
- Dr. Gina Bryan, UW School of Nursing
- Dr. Ed Portillo, UW School of Pharmacy
- Dr. David Mott, UW School of Pharmacy
The program debuts Monday, April 8, at 9:30 p.m., and will show at several other times.