As states reopen their economies, we need to pay careful attention to what happens to rural areas and other marginalized communities, says the president of the nation’s largest health-focused foundation.Read More...
Health experts argue that one way to help people live healthier lives is to improve their education.
A state line and 24 miles are all that separate two rural hospitals in Kentucky and Tennessee. The Kentucky hospital is still in business. The Tennessee one isn’t. One difference: Kentucky expanded Medicaid while Tennessee didn’t.
More than 40 years ago, with a $1,400 donation and two local doctors as volunteers, Hall opened her clinic in this Floyd County community of 1,500. Today, it’s part of a network of clinics providing quality, accessible health care.
Advocates pushed for provisions in the deal that would promise continued healthcare in smaller communities. They're heartened to see their efforts seem to have worked.
The proceeds of the sale of nonprofit Mission Healthcare to for-profit HCA must be used to create a charitable trust that supports health programs in 18 counties in Western North Carolina. Rural residents, worried that the conversion…
Farmworker healthcare advocates say expanded medical services for agricultural workers have a "good return on investment" for American consumers. "If we can do our thing, we can produce a healthier workforce" for farmers, says the director…
The East Coast Migrant Head Start Project offers a preschool program for the children of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and support for their entire families. Families and employers agree “it’s a blessing.”