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Member Benefit: Rural Equity by Design
A
s we start planning fall programs,
how will we ensure
that rural communities are
equally served? During the coronavirus
(COVID-19) pandemic, our lives
went online. As we return to face-toface
programming, it's crucial that
we ensure equitable access for all.
Reducing Barriers to Access
While urban facilities may be easily
accessed by walking, biking
and bus riding, rural leaders need
to
create
safe
routes
to parks.
When kids are catching buses, it's
crucial to have good messaging
to parents in case the bus is running
late or pickup plans change.
Camp leaders in rural parks may
often be without Wi-Fi, so it's a
priority to have offline access to
records. As an emergency platform,
ePACT's design principle
is to reach the right people with
the right information at the right
time. As such, ePACT has builtin
messaging, along with offline
check-in/check-out and offline
access to health records.
Achieving Equitable Access
Designing programs to embrace
diversity
and
address
Getting Creative With
Shared Use
Where facilities are limited and
scattered over a large area, shareduse
agreements can help.
generational
Intersharing
valuable
solution.
is
another
It's all about
communication and logistics.
socioeconomic
issues brings new challenges
in rural areas. For example, day
programs with food may work for
urban areas, but transport will need
to be addressed in rural areas.
Rural on the Road Map
As we look ahead to 2022, we want
to hear how we can serve rural and
urban communities equally. Please
let us know at sales@epactnetwork.
com. As NRPA's official Emergency
Network provider, all members
receive discounted pricing on
ePACT licenses. Learn more at bit.
ly/NRPAdiscount.
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