Lucy Parks moved from rural Virginia to New York City to find a community that accepted and supported Parks’ LGBTQ identity. But the nation’s largest city didn’t feel like home. “I’m not sure yet what the answer is,” Parks writes. “But I do know that New York isn’t the place where I’ll find out.”Read More...
While the U.S. is meeting its goals to reduce child mortality, rural children don’t have an equal chance of living into adulthood. The problem is especially pronounced for rural children who are Black or Native American/Alaska Natives.
Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the expanded requirements for some food-stamp recipients will encourage people to move off the nation’s largest anti-hunger program. But SNAP work requirements are “a mismatch for rural communities” because of…
Hunt Allcott of New York University, Jean Pierre Dube of Chicago University and Molly Schnell of Northwestern University ·
The lack of grocery stores with fresh and healthy food has been blamed, in part, for nutritional deficiencies. These researchers say bad diets stem from the demand side of the equation, not the supply.
After a $50 million investment in a fiber-to-the-home network, two Eastern Kentucky counties are starting to reap benefits, according to local leaders.
Three of the five winners of this year’s Culture of Health Prize are small towns or rural areas.