Achieving Rural Health Equity and Well-Being: Proceedings of a Workshop

    Achieving Rural Health Equity and Well-Being: Proceedings of a Workshop

    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 Roundtable on Population Health Improvement and the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a workshop in June 2017 to address rural health equity and well-being.

    The workshop's proceedings, "Achieving Rural Health Equity and Well-Being," are available for viewing/downloading. 
    This proceeding synthesizes the discussions held at the workshop, highlights the speakers’ perspectives on rural health equity and well-being, and provides an overview of showcased initiatives and approaches to meeting the particular challenges and opportunities in improving health in rural communities. 

    Published on: Mar 14, 2018

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