Carrie Henning-Smith, PhD
Division of Health Policy & Mangement
Abstract: Social isolation has received widespread recognition as an urgent public health problem, yet limited information specific to rural areas is available on this issue, making it difficult to design effective interventions to address isolation among rural residents. In this Rural Health Research Center project, we use data from the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP) study along with a series of key informant interviews to illuminate rural-urban differences in social isolation, rural-specific issues related to social isolation, and potential policy and programmatic interventions to address social isolation in rural areas.
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