Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on rural America

Mueller, J.T., McConnell, K., Burow, P.B., Farrell, J.

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Policy Change/ Development
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Outside U.S.

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This study assessed the impacts of the pandemic on health-related and economic factors of rural well-being in Western states. Findings suggest severe impacts on employment, life satisfaction, mental health, and economic outlook across all ages, ethnicity, education levels, and sex. The authors encourage readers to use these findings as a catalyst to larger interdiscplinary COVID-19 research that integrates rural considerations in decision-making.

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Reduction of Health Disparities

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