Michigan Strategic Opportunities for Rural Health Improvement: A State Rural Health Plan 2008-2012
Assessed the health status in Michigan's rural areas based on the Michigan Rural Health Profile, Delphi Survey results, and the Michigan Strategic Opportunities for Rural Health Improvement: April 2008 - April 2012: Final Report. Identified three key rural health issues to be addressed which include: availability and accessibility to healthcare services; recruitment and retention of healthcare providers (nurses, physician assistants, dentists, physicians, and allied health); and healthy lifestyles.
John Barnas, Lonnie Barnett, Traci Wightman, et al.
Michigan Center for Rural Health
Access · Policy · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention