Topics: Infrastructure

For more information and resources, see RHIhub’s Capital Funding and Social Determinants of Health for Rural People topic guides.

Building Rural Environments for Active Living

Complete Street example with pedestrian path


Built environments significantly influence community health and individual behaviors of physical activity. Rural communities may face infrastructure barriers to active living, but a little innovation can get an entire town moving.

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July 27, 2016

An Interview with Lisa Davis

Lisa Davis


The director of the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health discusses innovative programs, hydraulic fracking and her work in prisons.

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May 15, 2014

An Interview with Charles Alfero

Charles Alfero


The CEO of Hidalgo Medical Services and director of the National Center for Frontier Communities discusses life and work in the New Mexico frontier.

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May 25, 2011

An Interview with John Supplitt

John Supplitt


The senior director of the Section for Small or Rural Hospitals of the American Hospital Association discusses challenges facing rural hospitals, including workforce and HIT.

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February 22, 2011