Bridging The Great Health Divide

  Large swaths of rural America are health care deserts with too few primary care doctors, pediatricians, and OB-GYNs to care for residents

In 207 counties in 2018, there wasn’t a family, general or internal medicine doctor – the primary care doctors mainly for adults, according to an InvestigateTV analysis of federal data.

  People are dying earlier and facing more severe health issues in many rural communities

‘Diabetes Belt’ runs through much of Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta

Some rural areas hit hard with cancer deaths

Appalachian, Mississippi Delta regions ‘medically underserved’ for decades

La., Hawaii senators introduce bill to increase funding for schools performing research into minority health disparities

  Organizations are trying to do more to help those struggling during coronavirus pandemic

Continued Coverage

  New initiatives launched to save lives as overdose deaths continue to rise in EBR Parish

  Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in prisons

Biden opens ‘Obamacare’ window for uninsured as COVID rages

Favoritism some vaccine providers give to their customers must end, La. health officials warn

  Rural parishes struggling to keep up with administering coronavirus vaccines

  According to study minorities less likely to get COVID-19 vaccine

Gray Television to use Google funding toward health coverage in Mississippi Delta, Appalachia

The Mississippi Delta and Appalachia both fare far worse than the national average in health indicators and outcomes. The project will explore why health disparities exist, with a focus on long term and sustainable solutions.

  As food insecurity grows in Baton Rouge, efforts to provide food are stretched thin

The line for East Baton Rouge Council on Aging’s (EBRCOA) food distribution stretched at least a mile down Hooper Road on Thursday, May 28, as many looked for help in putting food on their tables.

  ‘No, We’re Not Immune’ tele-town hall to discuss healthcare disparities in African American communities

The Urban League of Louisiana and the Louisiana Public Health Institute have invited a panel of medical and public health experts to talk about whole health in African American communities.