Division of Rural Health and Wellbeing

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    IV2 3JH

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

The Division of Rural Health and Wellbeing (RHW) is a research-focused university department within the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). The division carries out research, knowledge exchange, commercialisation, consultancy and teaching activities related to the interdisciplinary study of health, wellbeing and healthcare in rural environments. The Division is part of the UHI Institute of Health Research and Innovation, which in turn sits within the UHI School of Health, Social Care and Life Sciences. The following research themes summarise the breadth of our work, although many of our projects cut across more than one theme: i) understanding health and illness in rural areas, ii) the design, evaluation and sustainability of rural health services, iii) digital technology in rural health, iv) non-pharmaceutical interventions in rural areas, v) rural mental health.

The Division of Rural Health and Wellbeing continues the work of the Centre for Rural Health (CRH) and the previously established Highlands and Islands Health Research Institute (HIHRI) in 2004.


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