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Remaking Rural Health: A KET Special Report

Innovative ways health-care advocates are working to improve status quo

While the health problems in rural Kentucky are well reported, much less visible are the community and health care leaders who work to improve conditions.

This KET Special Report explores how advocates across the state are making innovative changes locally to deliver the kind of health care that rural Kentuckians need.

Because of alarmingly high rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes, Kentuckians also die younger than people in most other states. While these problems affect all Kentuckians, they disproportionately affect rural Kentuckians.

Remaking Rural Health: A KET Special Report is a KET production, Laura Krueger, producer, and is funded, in part, by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.