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A Black church in Louisiana aims to educate people on how to be healthy

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

A new study looks at whether placing health care workers in churches can help eliminate health disparities that disproportionately affect Black communities in the South.


After decades of neglect, Jackson's Black business district is coming back to life

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Some cities are investing to revitalize their Black business districts. In Jackson, Mississippi, Farish Street has unique challenges as old and new business try to bring commerce back.


Checking in with Hurricane Ida survivors, 1 year later

Thursday, September 15, 2022

It's been a year since NPR's Sarah McCammon spoke with Tammy and Benny Alexie after Hurricane Ida hit. She checks back in with them to see how they're doing now.


1 dead and homes destroyed after tornado hit New Orleans area last night

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Clean-up continues in New Orleans and a nearby suburb after a tornado moved through Tuesday night, destroying homes and killing one person.


Hospitals ask Biden administration to help lower the soaring cost of travel nurses

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

It's now been a year since the American Hospital Association alleged price gouging and asked the White House to investigate and act. Bidding wars among states have only escalated.


In Mississippi, there are too many patients and not enough staff

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Mississippi, one of the states being hit hardest by the omicron variant, is struggling to keep hospital doors open because of staffing issues.


Omicron surge in southern states adds to tensions with staff issues

Monday, January 17, 2022

As COVID hospitalizations surge, hospitals in southern states can no longer avoid paying competitive wages for traveling nurses, and that creates tension with local nurses who are usually paid less.


In hurricane-wrecked Southern Louisiana, longtime residents consider calling it quits

Thursday, October 28, 2021

For the people of LaPlace, La. the destruction of Hurricane Ida was on another level. And that has some residents considering moving away before the next one.


What's next for Louisiana's LaPlace Parish residents after weathering repeated storms

Friday, October 08, 2021

Residents of LaPlace in Louisiana have stayed hurricane after hurricane due to their deep ties to their community. State and federal officials are trying to deal with the area's repeated devastation.


With Slower Infection Rates, Mississippi Is Closing Last 'Parking Lot' COVID Hospital

Friday, September 10, 2021

In Mississippi, the last temporary 'parking lot' coronavirus field hospital closes on Sunday. It was set-up as the Delta variant whipped through the region.


16 Years After Katrina, Gulf Coast Residents Confront Trauma With Hurricane Ida

Sunday, August 29, 2021

New Orleans residents who lived through Hurricane Katrina's devastation are now confronting another hurricane of epic scale. Some people are riding out the storm because they can't afford to leave.


COVID Cases Are Rising In ICE Facilities, Putting Detainees And The Public At Risk

Friday, August 13, 2021

"Many people had coronavirus," says asylum seeker Raudel, adding there's little social distancing or mask wearing, and sick and healthy people are mixed. ICE denies this but cases doubled since June.


U.S. COVID-19 Hot Spots Dominate Where Vaccination Rates Are Low

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Weeks after warnings about high COVID-19 infection rates in Missouri and in Southeastern states, vaccination rates remain low and health care systems are stressed.


The Reasons Why The South's Vaccination Rate Lags Behind Other Regions

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Several southern states are far behind the White House's goal of vaccinating people against COVID-19. It's becoming a block-by-block, house-by-house effort to encourage people to get vaccinated.


With Roots In Civil Rights, Community Health Centers Push For Equity In The Pandemic

Thursday, June 03, 2021

A federally-funded clinic in rural Mississippi embodies the history of community health centers in the U.S., and shows how these safety-net clinics can help minority patients during the pandemic.


Miss. Community Health Center Is Crucial To Vaccinating Rural Residents

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

A federally funded clinic in rural Mississippi embodies the history of community health centers in the U.S., and shows how these safety-net clinics can help minority patients during the pandemic.


Vaccination Rates Lag In 3 Gulf States: Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

States with the worst vaccination rates are clustered in the South. A look at three Gulf states: what's working and what needs to change to vaccinate more people?


Low-Income Areas Hit Hard When Storm Wreaked Havoc On Mississippi

Monday, March 08, 2021

Not all of the residents of Jackson, Miss., have had clean water restored — weeks after a winter storm. It's leading to major questions over emergency preparedness, and the state of infrastructure.


After Crippling Winter Storm, Recovery Neglects Underserved Mississippians

Saturday, March 06, 2021

Mississippi endured a winter storm that knocked out power and water to hundreds of thousands of residents. Black Mississippians say their needs continue to be ignored.


Few COVID Vaccination Clinics Are Placed In Hardest-Hit Communities

Saturday, February 06, 2021

An NPR analysis of finds that U.S. distribution sites are more common in whiter areas, despite the pandemic's disproportionate impact on Blacks and Latinos.