A research project released last week has created a new way to measure the depth of economic and social poverty. The study contradicts stereotypes about where poverty exists in America.Read More...
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.
Rural communities may be left out of philanthropic funding for increased equity, but they’re precisely where equitable solutions are being created.
Industrialization and urbanization are changing rural Chinese families, causing parents to leave their children behind in the countryside to pursue work in the city. Photographer Clary Estes visited one such rural family over the course of…
The newest edition of the oft-quoted annual reference from the USDA Economic Research Service is online. The snapshot shows a sector still struggling to make it back to pre-recession economic conditions.
As rural communities nationally face a shortage of primary-care physicians, a mentorship and education program attracts new physicians to underserved parts of western North Carolina.
While more than 70 percent of eligible urban households take advantage of the federal school-lunch nutrition program, the participation rate is 61 percent for eligible rural households and 59 percent for eligible suburban households.