Today, May 6, 2022 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

"Making a Bad Situation Worse: Examining the Challenges of Rural Home Health Care Workers"


Home health care workers are one of the fastest growing sectors of the healthcare industry, providing essential hands-on care to older adults and those with chronic conditions who want to age in place. Despite their integral role, home health care workers face numerous challenges on the job. In this seminar, Drs. Sterling and Avgar will present empiric data from several studies on specific challenges that rural workers face in providing care. These projects identify opportunities for interventions and policies to improve working conditions and by extension, high quality patient care in rural settings.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Professor, ILR School at Cornell University
Associate Dean for Outreach and Sponsored Research