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Rural Public Health Systems: Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Population Health

Rural Public Health Systems

The nation’s sharp focus on population health and the reform of health care systems underscores the need for developing a sound understanding of the current role of local health departments in rural communities and how they adapt to shifts in national policy. The research synthesis presented here reviews published scientific articles and selected grey literature specific to rural public health systems and local health departments. It represents a compendium of the existing body of knowledge on this subject