Health Affairs: Does The Rural-Urban Frame Help Explain Health Status?

Donna Friedsam, Health Policy Programs Director at the UW Population Health Institute writes in Health Affairs blog:

A misplaced focus on the rural-urban divide overlooks the shared experience between those who suffer poor health and adverse economic circumstances, regardless of where they reside. Poor health is long-known story of race and socioeconomic status. With these challenges, rural and urban places are not so far apart.

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