Sister Visitor Center, which provides free groceries and financial assistance to people in West Louisville has been a target for break-ins, burglarized four times in the past month, and the robbers are still on the run.
The Healing Place, a nonprofit addiction recovery center, has teamed up with local restaurants every year and takes a portion of their proceeds to support its free services; this year, the group will do the opposite.
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.