New England Rural Data for Action Study: A Comparative Analysis of Health Data for the New England Region
This study compares the differences in health status, access, outcomes, risk factors, and related socio-economic and demographic statistics across several tiers of rurality across the six New England states. Funded by the State Offices of Rural Health and several healthcare foundations, the project developed a tiered regional definition of rural that is both uniform, yet fits each state's concept of its rural nature. This definition was then used to develop descriptive and comparative statistics across a wide range of available data. JSI also incorporated results from a variety of related studies conducted in the region based on the literature. JSI prepared the document for the New England Rural Health Roundtable. Eric Turer, JSI/Community Health Institute. March 2007.
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