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Law Review symposium to explore rural health care

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Appalachian communities have long struggled with access to care, hospital closures, gaps in insurance coverage and higher prevalence rates of chronic disease — and the global pandemic has only created more challenges.

On February 24 and 25, the West Virginia Law Review is hosting a symposium to explore these topics at the intersection of law and health, seeking to understand their impact on rural Appalachia.

Health in the Hills: Understanding the Impact of Health Care Law in Rural Communities is being held in-person at the West Virginia University College of Law and streamed on YouTube.

Health care law experts from across the country will address a wide range of topics, including how finances affect medicine in rural communities, how technology can improve medicine in rural communities, how international factors can affect rural medicine, and how practices in rural medicine specifically impact Appalachia.

Admission to the symposium presentations is free and open to the public. In-person attendees must follow campus COVID-19 protocols.

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