The voices of rural providers are critical as we consider future solutions to increase access to capital for rural America’s health care delivery system. This listening session offers rural health providers the unique opportunity to engage and share their valued perspectives with federal leaders from the White House Domestic Policy Council, U.S. Departments of Health & Human Services, Treasury, Agriculture, and Veterans Affairs, Small Business Administration, and Federal Communications Commission, and others representing a dedicated interagency committee focused on improving rural health. This session will inform our plans to support access to capital for rural health providers, which may include convenings and webinars with funders and finance experts or other resources.
The goal of this listening session is to hear the challenges and best practices of rural and critical access hospitals, rural health clinics, community health centers, and other rural providers in gaining access to capital for rebuilding, renovation, and overall financial viability, including short-term and long-term needs. We want to hear what works and what doesn’t work, as well as challenges you face and best practices you’ve used. Finally, we welcome your thoughts on what would be helpful for you in navigating the funding landscape.