MRHRC, Access/Insurance, population health, RALA, physical activity, rural, USM Aging Initiative, Health and Wellness, Policy, Social/Cultural
This brief summarizes current research on elements of the rural built environment that may be related to obesity or physical activity. Much of this research is qualitative in nature, including evidence and conclusions drawn from rural focus groups, PhotoVoice studies, policy statements, observations from the field, and lessons learned from rural active living interventions.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Hansen, A. Y., & Hartley, D. (2015). Promoting active living in rural communities. San Diego, CA: Active Living Research.