For FY 2011, the Rural Health and Safety Education Programs will focus on issues related to individual and family health in one or more of the following areas: 1) Analysis or education regarding the impact of societal factors (e.g., income, education, unemployment/employment security, social exclusion, food security/insecurity, housing quality, health insurance coverage) on health among rural and farm families; 2) Analysis or education regarding health literacy or health disparities in access and usage of health services or of health conditions and their respective impact on health status of rural and farm families; and/or 3) Related issues of health promotion and health care to rural individuals and families with: *Information as to the value of good health at any age; *Information to increase individual or family’s motivation to take more responsibility for their own health;*Information about and access to health promotion and educational activities; and *Training for volunteers and health services providers concerning health promotion and health care services for individuals and families in cooperation with local and community partners.

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