United effort helps two rural Oklahoma communities reduce childhood caries

America’s tribal communities have long suffered from an abundance of oral disease problems and a shortage of dentists. Research has shown that Native American and Alaska Native preschoolers experience tooth decay at more than four times the rate of white children.

Experts discussed rural health topics at workshop

AHCJ’s 10th annual Rural Health Journalism Workshop brought journalists to North Carolina’s Research Triangle to hear from experts who offered resources and story ideas about the health challenges facing the United States’ 47 million rural residents. Nearly 70 attended the all-day workshop, gaining a better understanding of what’s happening – or will be happening – […]

Texas outlet takes aim at rural ‘news desert’

One of the biggest challenges of covering rural America – including its health issues – is one that plagues journalism at large: cost and access. One Texas media outlet is taking direct aim at the challenge with a new infusion of funding, according to Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan. The Emerson Collective, a group […]

The Daily Yonder offers well-reported insights into rural health

For those of you who report on rural health care – or just want to learn more about rural health care beyond the opioid crisis – meet the Daily Yonder. It is a mix of reporting, political analysis, op-eds and commentary on rural America. It is not specifically a health care publication, but it offers […]