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Rural Health Disparities, Population Health, and Rural Culture

Description
Commentary discussing the rural health disparities documented in Health United States, 2001, Urban and Rural Health Chartbook. Recommends branching out from the traditional focus of rural health policy and research on access to healthcare services toward initiatives that are based on models of population health. Identifies the risky health behaviors among rural populations that suggest a "rural culture" health determinant. Suggests that there may be environmental and cultural factors unique to towns or regions that affect health behavior and health.
Author(s)
David Hartley
Citation
American Journal of Public Health, 94(10), 1675-1678
Date
2004
Type
Document
Tagged as
Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Policy · Population health · Research methods and resources