The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Rural Health Clinics’ Operations and Cancer Prevention and Control Efforts. 

 This brief from the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis shows a significant rise in the percent of Rural Health Clinics providing telehealth services during the pandemic – 23% pre-pandemic increasing to 92.2% during the pandemic.  However, roughly one in five of the more than 150 RHCs examined experienced a temporary closure.  Cancer-related prevention and control services including cancer screening, HPV vaccination, and tobacco cessation services dropped pre- vs. peri-pandemic.

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