WNY Alliance in Rural Healthy People 2010

The WNY Public Health Alliance is a program of the Healthy People 2010: A Companion Document for Rural Areas project, funded with grant support from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

The purpose of this research project is to develop a companion document to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Healthy People 2010 objectives, a document addressing rural priorities. Utilizing research literature, contacts with rural communities, and other organizations and experts, the companion document includes literature reviews and descriptions of Models for Practice for selected objectives associated with 15 of the Healthy People 2010 focus areas identified by rural stakeholders as rural priorities. For each rural priority area the seriousness of the problem and Models for Practice that have been usefully employed by rural communities are described.