Coronavirus is spreading through rural South’s high-risk population – reopening economies will make it worse

Southern governors are starting to reopen their economies at the same time COVID-19 cases are spreading through the rural South.

Meagen Rosenthal, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Administration, University of Mississippi • conversation
April 24, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health medicine covid-19 coronavirus politics economics hospitals coronavirus-2020 rural-america rural commuting

COVID-19 may hit rural residents hard, and that spells trouble because of lack of rural health care

Rural America has special problems as it copes with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kevin J. Bennett, Professor, University of South Carolina • conversation
April 13, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  covid-19-testing  covid-19-myths  rural-america  rural-health-care  rural-communities

How a tech-based program on health brought African American kids and parents together

Rural African American families typically have more disadvantages than those living in urban areas. But high-tech options can help.

Velma McBride Murry, University Professor, Departments of Health Policy and Human & Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University • conversation
March 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  technology  sexual-activity  african-americans  african-american-students  delinquency  rural-america  alcohol-and-drug-use

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