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Achieving rural health equity and well-being [electronic resource] : proceedings of a workshop /
Steve Olson and Karen M. Anderson, rapporteurs ; Roundtable on Population Health Improvement ; Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Health and Medicine Division, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.
imprint
Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2018]
description
xiv, 80 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
ISBN
0309469058, 0309469066, 9780309469050, 9780309469067
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Book
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imprint
Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2018]
isbn
0309469058
0309469066
9780309469050
9780309469067
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Introduction -- Potential challenges and opportunities in rural communities -- Leveraging resources to advance equity in rural areas -- Building greater prosperity in rural communities -- Equitable access to health and health care -- Final reflections
abstract
"Rural counties make up about 80 percent of the land area of the United States, but they contain less than 20 percent of the U.S. population. The relative sparseness of the population in rural areas is one of many factors that influence the health and well-being of rural Americans. Rural areas have histories, economies, and cultures that differ from those of cities and from one rural area to another. Understanding these differences is critical to taking steps to improve health and well-being in rural areas and to reduce health disparities among rural populations. To explore the impacts of economic, demographic, and social issues in rural communities and to learn about asset-based approaches to addressing the associated challenges, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop on June 13, 2017. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop"--
catalogue key
12244198
 
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