Improving Health Care in Rural America

Even though improving rural health has never been a specific priority of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (nor, for that matter, has urban health), the Foundation has supported a great many programs designed to improve medical care for those living in rural areas. In this chapter of the Anthology, Lee Green, a freelance journalist, brings the Foundation’s disparate rural health programs together in one place, tracing the chronology beginning in the 1970s and continuing into the 2000s.