Rural Healthy People 2010, 2020, and Beyond Academic Article uri icon


  • Rural Healthy People 2010 represented the first effort to specifically include small and rural communities in the Healthy People movement to improve the health of Americans. Rural Healthy People 2010 set rural-specific health priority areas, documented what is known about health in rural areas, identified rural best practice programs/interventions, and promoted rural health services research and researchers. Over the last decade Rural Healthy People 2010 has provided policy makers, rural providers, and rural communities with a valuable resource for planning and policy making. Sustaining the Rural Healthy People project in collaboration with the broader Healthy People 2020 effort will provide an important infrastructure for improving rural health.

author list (cited authors)

  • Bellamy, G. R., Bolin, J. N., & Gamm, L. D.

citation count

  • 27

publication date

  • April 2011