Purpose Social isolation is an urgent public health problem, and there are demonstrated differences in social isolation by gender. However, little published research describes social isolation in rural areas specifically. This policy brief uses nationally-representative data to identify gender differences in social isolation and social support among older rural residents and provides ways to reduce social isolation and improve associated health outcomes in rural communities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Aug 2018|
|Publisher||University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center|