The Rural Assistance Center has launched a new topic guide, Social Determinants of Health for Rural People. This web-based resource looks at the factors present in everyday life – economic status, education, race/ethnicity, culture, environment, and access to goods and services – that can impact the health of rural residents.
The guide was developed by RAC Information Resources Manager, Maren Niemeier, with assistance from:
- Gail Bellamy, Florida Blue Center for Rural Health Research and Policy
- Rashida Brown, Megan Lape, and Larry Goolsby, American Public Human Services Association
- Connie Stewart, California Center for Rural Policy
- Alana Knudson and Michael Meit, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
- Jocelyn Richgels, Rural Policy Research Institute
If you’re interested in topics like social determinants and health equity, check out the two latest Rural Monitor articles:
Education, health, employment, and human services have important roles in supporting the well-being of rural children and families.
The Rural Health Philanthropy Partnership, a collaboration between rural federal programs and rural-focused trusts and foundations, promotes access to quality healthcare and health equity in rural areas.
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