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INTERACTIONS OF INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, COMMUNITY, AND POLICY CONTEXTS ON THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH OF DIVERSE RURAL LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
This project focuses on the dynamic interactions among individual, family, community, and policy contexts on the physical and mental health outcomes for rural low-income families. This study will build on previous research that has been conducted by this research team. Rural low-income families face unique challenges related to physical and mental health. Poverty rates are consistently higher in rural areas, and rural families services (e.g., health care, child care, social services) and a less stable economic base. Research is needed to better address the challenges faced by rural, low-income families. In particular, an understanding of the interaction between individual, family, and community level variables and the implication of these dynamics for public policy, is needed. The results of this project can be used to inform programs and policies to benefit the well being of rural low-income families.
USDA CRIS Project Information Link: 0217606