Rural Health and Safety

Many individuals and families living in rural areas and communities experience disparities related to physical and behavioral health, safety, and well-being. Such disparities are often triggered by the hardships of poverty and inadequate access to gainful employment and resources.

NIFA helps enhance rural health and safety through research, education, and extension, in collaboration with the Regional Rural Development Centers, their many partners in the land-grant university system, and in communities across the country. NIFA promotes rural health and safety through national program leadership, funding for integrated research, education, and extension activities, and strategic partnerships and collaborations.

Such efforts help promote and enhance rural health, strengthen economic vitality and, over time, break the rural poverty cycle.

Program Type:
Emphasis Area Program
Brent Elrod

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