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May–August 1999 Issue

A Conversation on Rural Health Care
by Fred D. Baldwin

Wayne Myers, director of the Office of Rural health Policy, discusses the state of health care in rural Appalachia today.


Access to Care: Overcoming the Rural Physician Shortage
by Fred D. Baldwin

A mobile diabetes clinic, a telemedicine program, and a new medical school are examples of health projects that are improving access to care in rural Appalachia.


Appalachian Scene: Eula Hall: A Driving Force for Change
by Lynda McDaniel

Eula Hall began building her clinic in 1973 with donations of $1,400 and a commitment from two local doctors. Today, the Mud Creek Clinic in Grethel, Kentucky, serves over 7,000 patients a year from a modern 5,200-square-foot facility.


Balancing Growth and Preservation
by Fred D. Baldwin

A management plan for a scenic South Carolina highway, put together with the help of businesspeople, government representatives, and local citizens, hopes to preserve the environment while allowing for economic growth.


Inside Information: May–August 1999 Issue

Ideas That Work in Appalachia's Distressed Communities; Summit Focuses on New Opportunities in Central Appalachia; West Virginia Bankers Attend Small Business Lending Seminar; New State Alternates; Legislative Update. Inside Information, May–August 1999.


Special Report: President Clinton Visits Appalachia
by James E. Casto

Jackson County, Kentucky, was President Clinton's first stop on a six-state tour aimed at stimulating investment in areas left out of the nation's economic boom.


Summit Emphasizes Need for Transportation Connections
by Fred D. Baldwin

Leaders gathered at an ARC-U.S. Department of Transportation summit May 17-18, 1999, to discuss the importance of linking Appalachia's transportation systems.

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