global health, veterans
Patients and health care providers in rural communities face a unique combination of factors which create disparities in healthcare when compared with urban areas, such as economic factors, cultural values, reduced rates of formal education, lack of recognition by legislators, and isolation. There are more veterans per capita in rural than in urban areas. Health care for the rural population is coupled with the unique challenges of caring for veterans. Because of this, we chose to devote a semester to the study of improving health care to the rural veteran population.
Original Publication Citation
K. D. Blad, J. Jackson, P. Ruda, A. Singley, P. Speirs, R. S. Ulberg, (29). A Semester of Global Health & Human Diversity Among United States Veterans in Rural Utah.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Blad, Kent D.; Jackson, Janelle; Ruda, Petr; Singley, Angelynn; Speirs, Paula; Ulberg, Ron S.;; and Ulberg, Ron S., "A Semester of Global Health & Human Diversity Among United States Veterans in Rural Utah" (2009). All Faculty Publications. 43.
© 2009 Kent Blad, et al.
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