The staff of High Country News discuss the solutions small towns are trying to patch up their healthcare.
The very economic decline that contributed to their closure is likely to be worsened by their disappearance.
In Colorado, a new movement aims to provide an alternative for people experiencing mental health crises. But does it work?
Changing demographics, including an aging rural population, put more pressure on health care systems.
In Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, alcohol claims more lives than other drugs, but now an alternative treatment program could help.
Interventions intended to reduce over-prescription of pain medicine may unintentionally be feeding a rise in heroin use in southwest Colorado.
The approach taken by Gloucester, Massacusetts, might falter in New Mexico, where it’s desperately needed.