Coffee with Cassandra: Rural health barriers to Get FIT

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Living in a big city has a lot of advantages like short drives to parks, shopping and more. But for families in rural communities enjoying a park or accessing health care can mean long drives far from home. Rural living can be nice, but it can create barriers to care.

During my interview with Christian Umana, Family Wellness Programs Coordinator, I discovered why the Get FIT program is so vital to lives of nearly 400 children living in rural South Texas.