Health-related disparities remain a persistent, serious problem across the nation's more than 60 million rural residents. Rural Populations and Health provides an overview of the critical issues surrounding rural health and offers a strong theoretical and evidence-based rationale for rectifying rural health disparities in the United States.This edited collection includes a comprehensive examination of myriad issues in rural health and rural health care services, as well as a road map for reducing disparities, building capacity and collaboration, and applying prevention research in rural areas. This textbook offers a review of rural health systems in Colorado, Kentucky, Alabama, and Iowa, and features contributions from key leaders in rural public health throughout the United States.Rural Populations and Health examines vital health issues such as:Health assessmentStrategies for building rural coalitionsPromoting rural adolescent healthRural food disparitiesPromoting oral health in rural areasPhysical activity in rural communitiesPreventing farm-related injuriesAddressing mental health issuesCancer prevention and control in rural communitiesReducing rural tobacco useRural Populations and Health is an important resource for students, faculty, and researchers in public health, preventive medicine, public health nursing, social work, and sociology.

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