Appalachia Health News


West Virginia and Central Appalachia have some of the worst health statistics in the country, but almost no reporters devoted to covering health. We obtained foundation support to hire a full-time health reporter to produce features on insurance coverage, addiction, obesity, etc., always with a view toward causes and possible solutions. We distribute these stories for free to public media outlets throughout the region, as well as newspapers in West Virginia. Several have been picked up by national outlets.