Impact of Long-COVID-19 on rural and American Indian-serving primary care practices and their patients in Washington State (HERC Long COVID)

Status: Current

Rural and American Indian communities experience serious health disparities. Long-standing systemic health and social inequities place many rural residents at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 infection, severe illness, and death. We will survey participating providers and long-COVID-19 patients from 10 rural and American Indian-serving clinics to examine barriers and facilitators to care for long-COVID-19 patients and the impact of long-COVID-19 on patients, practices, and health care use. The partner clinics are part of Washington State University’s practice-based research network, Northwest Health Education Research Outcomes Network (NW HERON).

Funding Sponsors

  • Intramural - WSU Health Equity Research Center

Communities Involved

  • Tribal communities
  • Rural communities

IREACH Programs

Principal Investigator(s)

Team Member(s)

Heath Research Initiatives

  • American Indian and Alaska Native
  • Rural