Tag Archives: public health
  1. Civic Dispatch: When Rural Isn’t Rural Enough, Challenges to Mental Healthcare in Walker County

    Jean O’Connor-Snyder intern Logan Fenhouse reports on access to mental healthcare in her civic dispatch from Walker County.

    According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, almost one in five of American adults will suffer from a mental illness of some form within the next year. In Walker County alone, that means nearly 13,000 of the almost 65,000 residents here will experience mental health problems. For a tight-knit small town like Jasper, this means that practically everyone knows someone, or are themselves, facing mental illness.

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  2. Civic Dispatch: Recent graduates bring health, education initiatives to Perry County

    In Perry County, one of the rural Alabama counties that does not have its own hospital, healthcare challenges can take a toll.

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