Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation, has written a blog published on Next Avenue, "Small Towns, Big Needs: Making Health Care in Rural America More Age-Friendly."

"Rural health care can be exceptionally good, but more often it is limited by access, cost and culture, particularly for older adults. People over age 65 represent 19 percent of rural populations, compared to only 14.5 percent of the nation as a whole."

Dr. Fulmer discusses how The John A. Hartford Foundation is investing in strong models for improving access to health care for older adults with complex health and social needs in rural areas.

This blog is part of an ongoing series in which Dr. Fulmer will explore the challenges surrounding care for older adults in rural communities. 

To read the blog, click here.