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This report provides a profile of rural poverty and its health impacts. It contains a review of the literature exploring the relationships between poverty and health with a focus on rural poverty and child poverty. It also contains an analysis of U.S. Census data showing the geographic distribution of poverty in the Redwood Coast Region and variation in poverty by place, age, family structure and race/ethnicity. Results from RHIS are presented to show the association between poverty and numerous health indicators. The report concludes with a discussion about implications for programs, policy and research based on dialogue with rural community leaders.
By Jessica Van Arsdale, MD, MPH; Launa Peeters-Graehl, MA; Kali Patterson, BA; Jenna J. Barry, BA; Adrianna Bayer, MA
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