Rural Resolve represents the findings of our research initiative that explored how design might make an impact on this crisis. Can new concepts in master planning be a catalyst to transform rural communities in order to mitigate or reverse these trends? Can a reimagined main street be the economic engine that could potentially save thousands of small communities and provide critical access to convenient health services?
How Can Design Improve Rural Healthcare Delivery?
Rural hospital closures are expanding emergency transit times and leaving residents making a two-hour trek to seek medical care. This is devastating to the approximately 60 million people — nearly one in five Americans — who live in rural areas and depend on their local hospitals. Explore these eight ideas that may help reverse this damaging trend.
Design Strategies to Uplift Rural Communities
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Download our Rural Resolve publication to read more about design strategies as a way to re-invest in rural communities.