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:

If you’re interested in topics like social determinants and health equity, check out the two latest Rural Monitor articles:

From Rural Poverty to Rural Prosperity: A Lesson in Quilting

Education, health, employment, and human services have important roles in supporting the well-being of rural children and families.

Government and Philanthropies Join Forces for Rural Health

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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