The Relationship Between Rural Setting and Health: Factors that Influence Individuals With or at Risk of CVD - A Summary of the Literature
Describes current literature on rural challenges and opportunities, including cardiovascular risk due to obesity, lack of access to healthcare, workforce shortages, importance of paramedics and community health workers, telehealth and broadband, and impact of the substance use disorder epidemic. Intended to help stakeholders understand the causes of health disparities and to support action to improve the health of rural communities.
American Heart Association
Access · Alcohol use · Broadband · Cardiovascular disease · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Community health workers · Community paramedics · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Health workforce supply and demand · Illicit drug use · Obesity and weight control · Physical activity · Policy · Prescription drug abuse · Social determinants of health · Telehealth · Tobacco use