Capacity Building in Rural Communities Chapter uri icon


  • Health-related disparities remain a persistent, serious problem across the nation's more than 60 million rural residents. Rural Populations and Health provides an overview of the critical issues surrounding rural health and offers a strong theoretical and evidence-based rationale for rectifying rural health disparities in the United States. This edited collection includes a comprehensive examination of myriad issues in rural health and rural health care services, as well as a road map for reducing disparities, building capacity and collaboration, and applying prevention research in rural areas. This textbook offers a review of rural health systems in Colorado, Kentucky, Alabama, and Iowa, and features contributions from key leaders in rural public health throughout the United States.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wendel, M. L., Alaniz, A., Kelly, B. N., Clark, H. R., Drake, K. N., Outley, C. W., ... Burdine, J. N.

complete list of authors

  • Wendel, ML||Alaniz, A||Kelly, BN||Clark, HR||Drake, KN||Outley, CW||Garney, W||Dean, K||Simpson, L||Allen, B||Finke, P||Harris, T||Jackson, V||Player, D||Ramirez, A||Sutherland, M||Viator, C||McKyer, ELJ||St. John, JA||McLeroy, KR||Burdine, JN

editor list (cited editors)

  • Crosby, R. A., Wendel, M. L., Vanderpool, R. C., & Casey, B. R.

Book Title

  • Rural Populations and Health Determinants, Disparities, and Solutions

publication date

  • July 2012