New Recaps on Aging, Maternal Health, Mental Health, and Travel Burdens

The Rural Health Research Gateway identifies the key findings on specific topics.  Aging in Place finds a higher share of the population aged 65 and older in rural areas and examines their preferences for long-term care.  Maternal Health Disparities: An Intersection of Race and Rurality shows that, from 2012 to 2018, non-Hispanic Black mothers had the highest rate of preterm birth.  Rural Mental Health finds that nearly a third of rural adults with serious mental illness received no mental health treatment in 2018.  Travel Burden to Receive Health Care shows that, in 2017, the average rural resident traveled 120 percent more miles per one-way trip to receive medical or dental care than the average urban resident.