Bettye A. Apenteng, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Community Health at the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University. She completed her Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Administration, and Policy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her research and practice interests are in the relationships among health organizational structure, behavior and performance, and how these relationships collectively shape (a) health systems capacity and optimal functioning; (b) access to health services; and (c) equitable population health outcomes. Her work has primarily centered on informing improvements in health systems and population health outcomes for rural and underserved

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