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Articles by Topic: Social determinants of health

HEROs in Rural Health: Q&A with Art Kaufman

January 10, 2018
Dr. Art Kaufman discusses the Health Extension Rural Offices (HEROs) model, how he is helping promote the use of community health workers, and his work with the University of New Mexico's World Health Organization Collaborating Center.

Rural Health Philanthropy Partnership: Leveraging Public-Private Funds to Improve Health

May 31, 2017
Public agencies and private non-profit groups have mutual interests in improving the health of rural Americans. The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and philanthropy organizations worked together to create a unique funding opportunity, the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program. Two health care organizations and their philanthropy partners share how coordinated efforts benefit patients with diabetes, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Bringing Law and Medicine Together to Help Rural Patients

October 19, 2016
Much of a person's health is determined by social and environmental factors such as housing or access to healthcare. When these factors negatively affect a person's health, legal intervention combined with medical care may be the best treatment.

The Reverend's Revolution: A Kid-First Approach to Community Health

June 29, 2016
By teaching youth how to better their health and economic situation, Reverend Richard Joyner has inspired the Conetoe community to make lasting changes. Read more about how the Conetoe Family Life Center's garden camp and partnerships with local hospitals have revolutionized the health of northeast North Carolina.

Socioeconomic Policy Is Health Policy

February 12, 2014
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.