Here’s a quick look at a rural subset of a new report on food insecurity published today by the Urban Institute. Once again, the numbers show the diversity of life experiences in rural America.Read More...
To stop air-transport services from surprising consumers with bills of $30,000 or more, a bipartisan bill would regulate charges. The industry says that will cause base closures that will hurt rural areas.
Holmes County is projected to be the nation's first county where over half the population is Amish. It's also one of the healthiest counties in Ohio. Despite the lack of traditional insurance, the Amish tend to be healthier than their…
Schools where students have strong connections to an adult and peers have lower suicide rates. The finding shows the importance of addressing school culture to prevent suicide, rather than focusing only interventions aimed at individuals.
The healthcare debate among Democratic candidates highlights a fundamental question within the party about the proper role of government. Rural voters will have a hand in helping determine which direction the Democratic Party takes.
The Housing Development Alliance in Hazard, Kentucky, found that volunteers referred by the Drug Court were some of their hardest workers. Now the nonprofit organization and others are creating an employment program to help addicts get back…
The Affordable Care Act didn’t help rural hospitals as much as projected, says a Nebraska hospital executive. Around the country, small hospitals are having daily discussions about how to remain open.
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.
State regulators and even one medevac company have raised doubts about prepaid subscriptions and promised benefits offered by air ambulance companies.
The state of Tennessee and a private healthcare provider are supporting the creation of the Center for Rural Health Research at East Tennessee State University. The new center will focus on rural healthcare practice and policy.