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Key Informant Perspectives on Rural Social Isolation and Loneliness

Description
Describes challenges and opportunities related to health impacts of social isolation in rural areas, using data from interviews with 22 experts from 11 states and the District of Columbia. Addresses gaps in the literature on rural-urban differences in social isolation and offers suggestions for policy changes and programmatic interventions.
Author(s)
Carrie Henning-Smith, Alexandra Ecklund, Megan Lahr, et al.
Date
10/2018
Type
Document
Organization
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Tagged as
Access · Aging and aging-related services · Elderly population · Mental health · Policy · Rural-urban differences · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention