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News by Topic: Social determinants of health

Jan 16, 2020 - Summarizes a report that makes recommendations for tackling social determinants of health and improving older Americans' health in rural areas. The report also highlights successful model programs that reduced loneliness among older adults and describes the importance of collaboration between public and private sectors.
Source: BioSpace
Jan 15, 2020 - An independent panel created by the National Institutes of Health recommends additional research in assessing and addressing disparities in access to healthcare in order to prevent disease in rural and underserved patients. The report identifies 26 recommendations for addressing research gaps and how healthcare systems can better implement preventative services.
Source: National Institutes of Health
Dec 19, 2019 - Presents findings from an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau county estimates that the poverty rate grew in 30 percent of counties between 2016 and 2018, with the biggest increases in rural and Southern areas. Describes how areas with aging populations and decreasing job opportunities have led to unfavorable economic conditions.
Source: Pew Charitable Trusts
Dec 13, 2019 - Addresses the health disparities in rural areas as data finds rural Americans are at a higher risk of adverse health outcomes. Describes how evidence-based programs can be used to address social determinants of health and decrease the gap between rural and urban populations.
Source: Xtelligent Healthcare Media