Health and Poverty
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Jessica Bettenhausen, MD, FAAP
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Nearly 1 in 5 children in the United States live in rural areas. Rural children experience health and health care disparities compared to their urban peers and represent a unique and vulnerable pediatric patient population. Important disparities exist in all-cause mortality, suicide, firearm-related unintentional injury, and obesity. In this episode, Dr. Jessica Bettenhausen discusses research into these disparities, their causes and potential actions to address them.
Cole, Melanie and Bettenhausen, Jessica L., "Health and Poverty" (2022). Transformational Pediatrics Podcast. 146.