Chronic diseases and conditions

Research Findings

View publications, including policy briefs, working papers, and journal articles, on Chronic diseases and conditions:


View one-page summary Recaps of key findings from the Rural Health Research Centers on Chronic diseases and conditions:

  • LGBTQ+ Health: Rural vs Urban Inequities
    Date: 03/2024
    From 2019-2020, rural lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults were more likely to report poor/fair self-rated health than rural heterosexual adults. This Recap examines self-rated health, chronic conditions, mental health, and social and emotional support systems for LGBTQ+ populations.
  • Rural Communities: Age, Income, and Health Status
    Date: 11/2018
    While studies discuss the implications of income or age on health-seeking behavior, health status, access, or utilization of care, it is imperative to recognize what this means for older and lower-income rural communities. This Recap identifies rural disparities in age, health status, and income.


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Projects on this Topic

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