Barriers to health promotion and disease prevention in rural areas in rural communities many factors influence health rural communities experience a higher prevalence of chronic conditions than their urban counterparts examples of chronic conditions include heart disease cancer chronic respiratory disease stroke and diabetes. 1 j rural health 1988 oct4385 96 health promotion for the rural elderly lubben je weiler pg chi i de jong f there has been increased interest in developing health promotion programs for the rural elderly as a means to foster successful aging. In a series of studies that examined health promotion programs for rural elderly adults without easy access to health services medicare beneficiaries were offered disease prevention and health promotion services including smoking cessation physical activity nutrition alcohol counseling and immunizations. Evaluation of a health promotion demonstration program for the rural elderly j r lave d g ives n d traven and l h kuller department of health services administration graduate school of public health university of pittsburgh pa 15261 usa. A model for health promotion for the rural elderly ibe cerontdogicit bender c and hart j p rural health promotion bailiwick for social work health and fallcreek s and mettler m
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