Rural Community Health: Keeping Michigan's Upper Peninsula Informed During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology


During the COVID-19 pandemic, public health departments and healthcare systems are working to navigate the crisis and protect the community. Those communities in rural areas, where health and communication infrastructure are often limited, face additional challenges in keeping individuals informed, safe, and healthy. Moreover, the amount of misleading information circulating is making it even more difficult to convey critical and rapidly evolving public health recommendations. Michigan Technological University is located in Michigan's rural Upper Peninsula which accounts for 30% of the State's land mass but only 3% of the total population. Our goal was to increase campus and community awareness about COVID-19 and its impact on health and society.

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The FASEB Journal - Physiology