By Tim Marema
The nonprofit RIP Medical Debt has forgiven the debt of more than 10,000 individuals with the help of donors with ties to Appalachia. The organization is launching a campaign to reduce medical debt for more families in the region.
Up to 70 percent of relocating workers at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture could leave the agency, the union reports. Last year the agency distributed $1.5 billion to universities and research projects around the country.
Is there room to tell more complete stories about the diverse circumstances and perspectives in rural America? We better hope so, says Kansas native Sarah Smarsh, author of the bestselling memoir “Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and…
Last week’s New York Times columns by Paul Krugman and David Brooks offer textbook examples of the unhelpful frames that define our conversation about rural America.
Grundy County, Tenn., ranks near the bottom of the state in the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. But that hasn’t stopped the small county from initiating a top-tier response to improving community health. In the new rankings released…