Health and Wellness

Inequities in rural healthcare pose a worldwide challenge. In the U.S., one out of every five Americans experiences major disparities in health and healthcare delivery due to geographic isolation, socioeconomic status and other factors. Here, we take a look at our partner schools’ innovative solutions to this vexing social issue and celebrate the heroes and innovators who are committed to protecting the health of individuals and communities.

this photo shows Dr. Greg Snyder and his University of Mississippi students who are studying the problem of stuttering and how to treat it

University of Mississippi Researchers Seek New Ways to Help People Who Stutter

In a groundbreaking study, Dr. Greg Snyder, an associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, is investigating the question of when children disclose their stutter and hopes to develop new treatment options.

Campbell University Students Create COVID-Related Social Story for Exceptional Children

The animated video, created by members of the Exceptional Camels Interest Group, uses illustrations and simple language to explain how special-needs kids can stay healthy in the coronavirus pandemic.

These Two William & Mary Alumnae Are Working to Transform Primary Care

In a fellowship with the Weitzman Institute, Dena Bashri and Shivani Gupta are working on projects as diverse as ensuring the homeless have access to telehealth and tracking the supply chain of COVID-19 testing kits.

Alabama Senior Creates Greeting Cards to Cheer Nursing Home Residents

DeMarcus Rudolph started the project because nursing home residents can’t see their loved ones in person due to the novel coronavirus, and he wanted to do something to lift their spirits.
this photo shows a researcher at George Mason University who has developed a test to detect tuberculosis in children

Researchers at George Mason University Set the Stage for a Test That Detects Tuberculosis in Children

Tuberculosis remains the world’s top infectious killer, with 10 million people falling ill from the disease and 1.5 million dying each year. It's particularly lethal for children if it goes unidentified and untreated.

Mercer University Medical School Professors Publish Groundbreaking Text on Health Equity

The first-of-its-kind book covers the systemic issues impacting pursuit of health equity as a nation and the needs of a wide range of population groups.