Indie Lens Pop-Up | The Providers
2146 W 39th Ave
Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a small group of safety-net clinics that offer care to all who walk through the doors. Amidst personal struggles that at times reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients.
Join KCPT, Swope Health and the Office of Rural Medical Education at the University of Kansas for a special, free screening and discussion of the film. Local physicians and experts will discuss the unique challenges of serving rural areas in Kansas and Missouri, as well as what barriers to health care both rural and urban communities face. The program will start at 6:30 p.m. and all attendees are invited to a reception at beginning at 6 p.m.
Event is free, but RSVP is requested. Register here.