Vaccine clinics for COVID-19 are beginning to increase in southwest Arkansas and northeast Texas. On Thursday, March 11, on both sides of the state line, around 1,000 doses were administered to residents in two special groups.
By Jill Riepenhoff, Daniela Molina, Jamie Grey and Lee Zurik
In nearly every Appalachian and Delta community, residents die on average before their 78th birthday, which is the average life expectancy in the United States. Health care providers are working on innovative ways to combat the unique disparities in the regions.
Save the Children’s report looks at hunger, lack of tools for remote learning, and difficulty for families to pay bills as the top three hardships making it more challenging for children across America to reach their full potential.
The Health Resources and Services Administration classifies geographic areas as medically underserved based on them having too few primary care doctors, a high infant mortality rate, high poverty or a high elderly population.