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Rural, Remote, and Resilient: How to Build Better Outcomes Outside of America’s Cities

Publication Date: Jul 10, 2019

More than 60 million people live outside cities in the United States, and those residents face higher rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and suicide. There’s no single cause for the effects, but experts point to environmental differences, workforce shortages, and education gaps as some of the most likely reasons for health disparities.

The unique elements of rural America that contribute to poor public health require a unique approach to solutions. As experts in assessment, development, and assurance—as well as members of these particular communities—rural public health professionals are perhaps best positioned to lead the way. How can they collaborate creatively within these regions and combat dwindling resources to foster better outcomes for their neighbors?

Read the complete resource Rural, Remote, and Resilient: How to Build Better Outcomes Outside of America’s Cities available at https://onlinegrad.baylor.edu/resources/public-health-strategies-rural-communities/.