Health Care

August 18, 2014 9:09 PM

NC task force offers prescription for improving rural health care

The 2.2 million people who live in the state's 60 rural counties are more likely to be sick and to lead shorter lives than their urban counterparts, but the health gap can be narrowed by focusing on seemingly unrelated issues – such as economic development – as well as things that are more directly related, such as persuading more psychologists to settle in rural areas.

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