Once the center of the state’s tobacco industry, people have come together in Durham County, North Carolina to tackle the county’s health problems from every angle. For decades, the county has struggled to overcome both racial and socioeconomic...
Nestled along the eastern shore of Mount Hope Bay in Bristol County, Fall River, MA, was a mill town for about 150 years. As recently as half a century ago, families who called it home knew the mills would provide steady employment. That changed when the economy changed, and many of the biggest mills closed down. Today about a quarter of residents live in poverty and the unemployment rate is around 9 percent.
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