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It Takes a Region: Rural-Academic Partnerships to Decrease Health Inequity During the Pandemic

      We are writing to describe a unique collaboration between a multidisciplinary team of providers, staff, and administrators at two institutions, created in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal was to reduce health inequities experienced by Native American patients who were disproportionately affected during the pandemic by improving language access, culturally sensitive communication, clinician education and care transitions for patients transferred from rural communities to an academic center.
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