Rural Health Research Progress in Seaforth

The Rural Institute of Ontario has called the Gateway Rural Health Research Institute in Seaforth the first research centre in Ontario and possibly Canada, to focus on rural health issues.

Vice-President Jim Whaley points to national data that supports Gateway’s belief that chronic health issues in rural communities differ significantly from those in urban centres.

Whaley also commends Gateway for identifying many of those differences and making progress in addressing them.

He adds the Gateway Institute is also unique in the partnerships it’s formed with colleges and universities that help to further rural research, but also to train Huron County residents so they can learn and later work in Huron County.