Social Determinants of Health: Challenges and Opportunities in Rural America
Duration: approximately minutes
Jan Probst, PhD
Distinguished Professor Emerita, Researcher
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Social determinants of health are defined by the World Health Organization as "the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age." For rural populations, many of these elements are less favorable than within urban areas. Building on work conducted by the Rural and Minority Health Research Center, this presentation reviewed some of the key elements associated with health across rural White and minority populations, such as education, income, and health facility availability.
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- View the presentation slides
- View the November 17 webinar transcript
View one-page summary Recaps of key findings from the Rural Health Research Centers on social determinants of health:
Ethnic/Racial Disparities: Adverse Health
Rural minority group populations often experience dual disparities in health. This recap summarizes adverse health outcomes across these populations, including premature death, age-adjusted mortality, disability status, and obesity rates.
Ethnic/Racial Disparities: Social and Systemic
This resource examines social and systemic inequities that influence disparities in health among minority group populations. Rural non-White populations experience both residence-based and racial/ethnicity-based health disparities.
Additional Resources of Interest
- Social Determinants of Health Among Rural American Indian and Alaska Native Populations
- Social Determinants of Health Among Rural Asian and Pacific Islander Populations
- Social Determinants of Health Among the Rural African American Population
- Social Determinants of Health Among the Rural Hispanic Population