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.
rural health, physical activity, public health
Public Health Education and Promotion
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The author thanks Shannon Monnat for helpful suggestions on previous drafts.
Schutt, Mary Kate, "‘Walk with a Doc’™ Gets Rural Madison County Moving Together" (2020). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 90.
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