Addressing Rural Health Through Community Informed Research, Outreach
HERSHEY, Pa. — As Pennsylvania’s sole land-grant institution, Penn State faculty, staff and students are working to help improve the lives of rural Pennsylvanians through research collaborations, outreach events and training programs. With 24 campuses and locations across Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, Penn State is positioned to impact rural communities through leading-edge research and community outreach efforts.
Many people living in rural areas across the country, including in Pennsylvania, experience poorer health outcomes known as health disparities. Health disparities are preventable differences in the burden, or impact, of a disease or injury, or fewer opportunities to achieve optimal health, that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations…
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