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News by Topic: The South

Jan 31, 2020 - Summarizes a study that shows the existence of an opioid treatment program in the South was not associated with a lower number of opioid-related deaths. Describes possible factors that would limit treatment programs' effectiveness, such as stigma inhibiting rural patients from attending treatment.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Dec 26, 2019 - Summarizes findings from the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program, describes this year as the worst year for rural hospital closings since 2013. Lists additional findings on the geography of closures and the effect of the closures on local economies.
Source: Health Leaders Media
Dec 26, 2019 - Researchers and community members worked with doctors in South Carolina to create culturally competent palliative care protocols for white and African American communities in the rural South. The training emphasized the differences in cultural values and included visits to historical and culturally relevant sites.
Source: Birmingham Times