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Mortality and Life Expectancy in Rural America: Connecting the Health and Human Service Safety Nets to Improve Health Outcomes over the Life Course

Policy brief describing the driving forces behind rural health disparities in Appalachian Kentucky. Offers nationally relevant recommendations for addressing these challenges. Discusses rural and urban differences in life expectancy and mortality rates, and other significant factors including behavioral health, substance abuse, population health, trauma care, and transportation.
National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Appalachia · Behavioral health workforce · Community health workers · Emergency department and urgent care services · Mortality · Population health · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Substance use and misuse · Transportation · Kentucky

Organizations (1)

  • National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, view details