Patterns of Food Insecurity, Food Availability, and Health Outcomes Among Rural and Urban Counties


This project will examine the characteristics of food security and food availability across the rural-urban continuum. The study will test the hypotheses that food insecurity will differ significantly between rural and urban counties in the US with rural areas experiencing more adverse conditions; and that there will be a significant relationship between food insecurity, food availability and selected adverse health outcomes in non-metropolitan counties in the U.S.

West Virginia Rural Health Research Center
Joel Halverson, Cheryl Brown, Melissa Olfert, Melissa Ahern, Christian Abildso