Glenn Sterner, a Social Science Research Institute co-funded faculty member through the Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction and assistant professor of criminal justice at Penn State Abington, received the 2022 Rural Health Hero of the Year Award by the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health for his work on the opioid epidemic, human trafficking, and other issues across the state.
“If we know that rural health is an issue, we have to develop solutions out there all the way from substance abuse to one gym that might be able to serve some people,” Sterner said. “We also have [to] think about rural health in a more comprehensive way. It’s not just about the physical body. It’s about the health of the community, the economy, and making sure there’s opportunity.”
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