Publication Date: March 22nd, 2023
Publication Type(s): Policy Brief
Topic(s): Health Disparities and Health Equity, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ+), Mental and Behavioral Health, Rural Statistics and Demographics, Social Determinants of Health
Author(s): Libal R, Henning-Smith C, Tuttle M, and Gonzales G
Social and emotional support from family significantly contributes to positive health outcomes. Unfortunately, not everyone has equal access to family who provide social and emotional support. Understanding how familial social support differs for those with overlapping marginalized identities is especially important for advancing population health and health equity. This brief examines the differences in familial social support by rurality and gender identity.