Social Determinants of Health in the Age of COVID: Effects of Social Isolation Among Adults 62+ in Rural Pennsylvania
Results of a study analyzing the extent of social isolation among rural Pennsylvanians aged 62 or older during the pandemic, evaluating determinants of social isolation, identifying programs and services that minimize social isolation, and assessing potential replicability in Pennsylvania. Includes sections on factors such as mental health access, faith-based organizations, transportation, technology use, and housing options.
Christopher Harris, FangHsun Wei, Mary Rita Weller, Kelly Smith
Center for Rural Pennsylvania
Access · Aging and aging-related services · Community and faith-based initiatives · Elderly population · Housing and homelessness · Infectious diseases · Mental health · Social determinants of health · Stigma · Technology for health and human services · Transportation · Pennsylvania