Health & Wellbeing

Rural places are challenging a legacy of barriers to individual and community health — health care access, environmental issues, adequate housing, and access to healthy food choices.


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Healing the Menominee Reservation

The Praxis Project

In a video from The Praxis Project, learn how Menikanaehkem uses a range of initiatives to heal their community and address social and environmental justice issues.

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Advancing Rural Health Equity Through Partnerships, Data, And Finance

Partners for Rural Transformation

Partnerships and data-driven strategies are essential for addressing health disparities in rural America. Learn more from an event hosted by the Partners for Rural Transformation and the Urban Institute.

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Ensuring Health Equity for our Rural LGBTQ+ Neighbors

National Rural Health Association (NRHA)

NRHA’s report on rural LGBTQ+ health equity discusses the need for inclusive and affirming health care in rural areas, highlighting challenges like discrimination and lack of specialized care. It emphasizes education and support systems for health care providers to improve access and quality of care for rural LGBTQ+ communities.

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How Poor Water Access Dilutes Quality of Life in Rural Areas

ChangeLab Solutions

Rural communities struggle with water access due to an array of factors, such as poor infrastructure and high costs. Explore solutions ranging from better legislation, targeted funding, and community engagement in water board elections to ensure equitable access and improve health outcomes.

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Building on a Legacy of Community Resilience in Sunflower County, Mississippi

Brookings Institution

In a podcast episode, Brookings Senior Fellow Tony Pipa visits two towns in Sunflower County, Mississippi, to hear how local leaders and homecomers—those returning to their rural hometowns—describe their efforts to build communities where people want to live. They highlight the role of beauty and leisure in achieving their visions.

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Promoting Health Equity in Rural Communities

ChangeLab Solutions

Health equity in rural areas demands acknowledgment of racial diversity and past injustices. Engaging communities and building local partnerships when developing policy are key for addressing disparities in rural health. ChangeLab Solutions explores the lessons they have learned for policymakers and partners looking to address health equity.

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Weaving Health Equity and Rural Development by Strengthening Data and Evidence Infrastructure

Learnings, insights, and resources to better understand where progress is needed on weaving health equity and rural development and what wins we all can celebrate.