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Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit

April 02, 2020
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The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) has released the new Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit. The social determinants of health is a concept that recognizes the interconnection between community and social conditions and residents’ health. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control define the social determinants of health as “Conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.”

The new RHIhub toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing programs to address rural health across the United States.

It is one of several toolkits related to rural health issues that might be useful to transportation practitioners, including a separate Rural Transportation Toolkit, along with a Telehealth Toolkit and many others.