News stories from the past 60 days.
May 23, 2019 - Page Memorial Hospital in Virginia serves an important role in its community, and like many rural hospitals, this Critical Access Hospital faced near closure. They avoided it through a merger with a larger medical group and started adding services to help make their care more accessible.
Source: Radio IQ
May 13, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $82 million to improve rural water infrastructure in 20 states. The Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program will allow communities with less than 10,000 residents to invest in drinking water, waste disposal, and stormwater drainage systems.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Apr 23, 2019 - The United Company Foundation is partnering with Virginia's osteopathic medical school to encourage physicians to practice in rural Southwest Virginia, offering scholarships in return for a service agreement.
Source: The Roanoke Times
Apr 11, 2019 - Audio recording of an interview about the opioid crisis in Appalachia, how its impacting the community, and approaches for helping people recover. Focuses on Wise County, Virginia.
Source: West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Us & Them Podcast
Last Updated: 5/24/2019