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Rural Best Practice: Transportation for Individuals with Chronic Care Conditions

This “Best Practice” reviews Mountain Empire Older Citizens’s (MEOC) rural transportation program in Big Stone Gap, VA. MEOC is a designated Area Agency on Aging and serves as the public transit provider for the area. MEOC uses an innovative approach to providing transportation assistance, specifically aimed at the needs of older adults, people with disabilities, and veterans for chronic disease health appointments (dialysis, chemotherapy, etc.).