Rural areas face unique challenges related to transportation, including distance to health care and other services, the impact of adverse weather on travel conditions, and limited availability of public and private transportation services. Rural residents cannot receive health care services without transportation to access facilities and providers. Beyond direct access to care, transportation is essential for accessing basic necessities for health and wellness, such as food, recreation, employment, education, and social support. This project will use a mixed-methods design to examine ways in which transportation operates as a social determinant of health for vulnerable rural residents, and to identify exemplar transportation programs that are successfully improving health and well-being of those residents.
- Rural-Urban Differences in Risk Factors for Motor Vehicle Fatalities, October 11th, 2018
- Addressing Commuting as a Public Health Issue: Strategies Should Differ by Rurality, July 31st, 2018
- Rural Transportation: Challenges and Opportunities, November 20th, 2017
- Geographic Variation in Transportation Concerns and Adaptations to Travel-Limiting Health Conditions in the United States, November 1st, 2017
- Rural-Urban Differences in Insurer Participation for Marketplace-Based Coverage, September 2nd, 2016