Learning more about this community can help understand the challenges and strengthen interventions. Rural risk factors for health disparities include geographic isolation, lower socioeconomic status, higher rates of health risk behaviors, limited access to healthcare specialists, and limited job opportunities. This inequality intensifies as rural residents are less likely to have either employer-provided health insurance coverage or Medicaid.
The use of tobacco can complicate other health issues faced by these communities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists
common issues experienced among rural communities and the gaps in health that can be addressed, including tobacco cessation promotion.
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Click on the link to access data and information about the Tobacco Industry's history of targeting rural communities.
Visit the RISE website for information, tools, and resources related to tobacco among rural communities in California.
Visit the website for more resources found in California's North Coast region, including Native American Cessation resources and information on local initiatives.
Download the PDF for more information about the tobacco control and prevention efforts implemented within rural regions across the US, including in Crescent, CA.