Join us for a webcast on life and health in rural America. From The Online Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Join us for a webcast on life and health in rural America. From The Online Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Thanks To Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

What do rural Americans state are the greatest issues in their neighborhoods? A brand-new survey discovers that the leading difficulties are drug and opioid abuse and financial issues.

Certainly, a bulk of rural Americans put opioid and drug dependency on par with the regional economy as severe issues in their neighborhood. The survey discovered rural Americans mainly hold unfavorable views of their regional economy, however almost one-third have actually seen financial development over the last few years.

You can check out the complete findings of the survey, performed by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Structure and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, here

What may assist? A bulk of rural Americans think outdoors help will be required to resolve significant neighborhood issues in the future, and numerous think federal government will play an essential function.

These and other problems connected to life and health in rural America will be highlighted in a specialist panel conversation Friday, Nov. 9, to be live-streamed here at 12 p.m. ET, as part of The Online Forum at the Harvard Chan School.

Assembled soon prior to National Rural Health Day and after the country’s midterm elections, our panel will take a look at the financial and daily social issues of rural Americans.

We’ll go over possible options to financial decrease and the opioid/drug crisis, and indicate favorable indications and optimism exposed by our survey.

Joe Neel, deputy senior monitoring editor on NPR’s Science Desk, will moderate the conversation with:

Katrina Badger, program officer, Robert Wood Johnson Structure,

Robert Blendon, teacher of health policy and political analysis, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School,

Ted Strickland, previous guv of Ohio, and

David Terrell, executive director, Indiana Communities Institute and RUPRI Center for State Policy, Rural Policy Research Study Institute.

This webcast belongs to an continuous series, “Life and Health In Rural America.” The series is based in part on a survey by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Structure and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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