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Social Determinants of Health in the Age of COVID: Effects of Social Isolation Among Adults 62+ in Rural Pennsylvania

November 03, 2022  | Rural People and Communities

This study analyzed the extent of social isolation among rural Pennsylvanians aged 62 or older, evaluated the determinants of social isolation among older residents, identified evidence-based programs and services that minimize social isolation, and assessed potential replicability in Pennsylvania.

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Tags:  older adults , social isolation , me , rural communities , mental health


2008 Attitudinal Survey of Pennsylvania Rural Residents (2010)

November 15, 2010  | Rural People and Communities

To learn more about how rural Pennsylvanians view the issues facing the state and their local communities, how their perceptions differ from urban
residents, and how these views have changed across time, the researchers surveyed more than 1,200 rural Pennsylvanians in 2008. They also surveyed more than 1,000 urban residents. The researchers then combined the responses with information from previous rural surveys conducted in 1999, 2000, and 2003 to gauge changes over time.

Tags:  economy , health care , rural communities , affordable housing , attitudes , local government , quality of life , natural resources , state government

Introducing the Center's new journal, Rural Policy: The Research Bulletin of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.