Is there a shortage of rural social workers?
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Approximately 47 million adults 18 and older live in rural areas, along with 13.4 million children. A 2019 poll by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that one in every four people living in a rural area said they could not get the health care they needed – and this scarcity extends to lawyers, teachers, and social workers as well, with the social worker shortage likely concentrated in particular specialty fields.
Pollack, D. & Markowitz, M. (2021, November 15). Is there a shortage of rural social workers? Rural Health Voices blog, https://www.ruralhealth.us/blogs/ruralhealthvoices/november-2021/is-there-a-shortage-of-rural-social-workers
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