Key Informant Perspectives on Rural Social Isolation and Loneliness
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.
Carrie Henning-Smith, Alexandra Ecklund, Megan Lahr, et al.
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Access · Aging and aging-related services · Elderly population · Mental health · Policy · Rural-urban differences · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention