NASEM Workshop Summary: Achieving Rural Health Equity and Well-Being

The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement and the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a joint workshop, “Achieving Rural Health Equity and Well-Being: Challenges and Opportunities” on June 13, 2017, in Prattville, Alabama. Participants explored the impacts of economic issues, immigration, and racial inequities in the rural communities of the United States as well as asset-based approaches to addressing these challenges. Topics discussed in this article include: defining rural communities; the impact of social factors on health; community resiliency; the work of foundations; tax initiatives, including a look at the Diné Community Advocacy Alliance's (DCAA's) Healthy Diné Nation Tax Initiative; and mobile healthcare, such as, the mobile medical clinics of the Children's Health Fund.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 38-43
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 317
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01682767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 2 2018 4:13PM