How does where you live affect your health? Answering this question can be complicated. Access to essential resources can vary depending on where you are. The availability of housing, education, jobs, healthcare, and healthy foods varies across the country. These factors all contribute to your overall health. People in rural areas are at higher risk for certain health issues but can take measures to safeguard their health and build a healthier community.
Check out this article from the National Institutes of Health to learn more: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2022/03/health-rural-america
Did you know that TOI’s NY Connects can help you find services, remain independent, and find answers? We can work with anyone who needs information on long term services and supports — children or adults with disabilities, older adults, family members and caregivers, friends or neighbors, veterans, and helping professionals. Call us at 607-687-4120 or 607-724-2111 or visit https://tiogaopp.org/information-assistance/