Since COVID struck back in May of 2020, we have been able to waive fees for all of our Club members. This has allowed both current and new members of essential workers to have access to virtual learning, homework help, tutoring, academic enrichment programs, healthy lifestyles programming, social and emotional support, fun activities, and more.
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.
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.