The Transylvania Times -

By Mark Todd
Staff Writer" 

Health Officials Talk About Challenges

 


Local health care community members came together last week to seek solutions to some of the area's most troubling problems, including a lack of health care access, inefficient use of existing resources and a population that is not physically fit.

Steve Smith, director of the Transylvania County Health Department, described the process as "targeting the greatest needs and making a difference."

He said the economic downturn this year has forced more people into his department as opposed to privately operated medical offices.

Unemployment and inadequate or non-existent insurance coverage has...



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