Improving rural healthcare by supporting agriculture

  • Date: 11/11/2020

Before the pandemic, rural hospitals were already in crisis mode. One hundred and twenty of them have shut down in the last decade, often in the most vulnerable communities, leaving people without access to any kind of medical care.

A non-partisan forum called "The Aspen Institute" is working with policy leaders to find healthcare solutions.
In Williamson, West Virginia, the local health and wellness center is hoping to prevent disease by investing in agricultural and local food programs, including a farmers market, a mobile market, a community garden, and a produce subscription service.
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