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Geoffrey Roche, Harrisburg University Executive Director of Strategic Healthcare Initiatives, and Nancy Mimm, DNP, Assistant Professor of Population Health Nursing, recently joined organizations concerned about health disparities in Pennsylvania to publicly discuss a study the two helped research which concludes that a lack of healthcare is preventing longer, healthier, living in Pennsylvania.

The study concludes that race, age and economic status are all barriers to healthcare in Pennsylvania. With 40 percent of the state’s population 50 and older, Pennsylvania is aging. Many of these seniors lack computer skills, do not have internet and can’t access telemedicine.

Roche recently spoke with 2CBSN Pittsburgh to discuss the findings of the report.

“We’ve got to look at this issue of broadband internet, access to technology, and equitable access to care from the vantage point of what can we all do to ensure that every Pennsylvanian has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible,” Roche said.

To view the 2CBSN story, click here.


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