Description/Abstract

Rural areas of NYS, such as Madison County, have fewer designated spaces to engage in physical activity or exercise than urban areas. Likewise, rural communities typically have fewer healthcare provider options compared to more urban areas. This issue brief discusses a collaboration between the SU Lerner Center and Madison County Rural Health Council to increase physical activity and doctor-patient interactions by instituting “Walk with a Doc” programming.

Document Type

Issue Brief

Keywords

rural health, physical activity, public health

Disciplines

Public Health Education and Promotion

Date

8-13-2020

Acknowledgements

The author thanks Shannon Monnat for helpful suggestions on previous drafts.

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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