Topics: Poverty

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

Having a Rural Impact on Poverty and Child Abuse: Hope and Care for the Future

Rural Impact, a new public-private collaboration led by the White House Rural Council, will use a multi-generational approach for investing in rural low-income families and communities, with the goal of improving the lives of rural children, including those at risk of child abuse and neglect.

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August 19, 2015

Socioeconomic Policy Is Health Policy

The United States spends more on medical care and less on social services than other developed countries, yet social services can be just as important to health outcomes.

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February 12, 2014

The Intimacy of Place: Lessons for Philanthropy

Rural areas generally receive fewer charitable donations than urban, but the TLL Temple Foundation in Texas proves that rural giving is easier and more efficient when it is housed there.

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May 17, 2012

An Interview with Jan Probst

Jan Probst


The director of the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center discusses health inequities, rural obesity and what gives her work passion.

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August 17, 2011

Why Not A Rational Policymaking Process?

A comparative perspective on poverty has never revealed an encouraging storyline for U.S. policies designed to address this issue.

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August 17, 2010

Too Much in Common With China

The Gini index, which reveals economic disparities, shows that the United States is now on par with Mexico and China.

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August 17, 2010

Happy Days Are Here Again-or Not

Before it’s over, the recession could end up widening income disparities in the U.S., particularly in rural areas.

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November 24, 2009