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...