Environmental Scan of Programs and Policies Addressing Health Disparities Among Rural Children in Poverty


About 12.9 million children live in rural communities, where they are more likely than their nonrural peers to experience health problems associated with their environment, their socioeconomic status, their own and their families’ health behaviors, and their access to quality clinical care. Despite the wealth of research regarding health disparities by income and race, there is limited information about policies and programs to address disparities among rural children. This environmental scan seeks to help fill this information gap.


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