Bridging The Great Health Divide

  Johnson & Johnson vaccine expected to expand distribution efforts

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is coming to the ArkLaTex. This third vaccine will provide another tool in the fight against the coronavirus.

Appalachian, Mississippi Delta regions ‘medically underserved’ for decades

  Northwest Louisiana churches react to governor lifting capacity limits

  REPORT: Louisiana ranked as worst state for children during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID COLD FEET?: Ask your questions about the COVID vaccines

  Gov. Edwards speaks on vaccine disparities

La., Hawaii senators introduce bill to increase funding for schools performing research into minority health disparities

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  Overton Brooks bringing COVID-19 vaccine to veterans in Stonewall

Overton Brooks VA Medical Center offers vaccines to veterans in Stonewall

  Rural COVID-19 vaccination effort continues in northern Caddo Parish

  Ochsner Health doctors discuss why African Americans are distrustful of COVID-19 vaccine

BREAKDOWN: The Frontline Response to the Mental Health Crisis

  LSU Health Shreveport doctor discusses low rate of African Americans getting COVID-19 vaccine

  Shreveport native becomes orthopedic surgeon, works to inspire others

Dr. Antonio Webb is an orthopedic spine surgeon, Air Force veteran, author, and motivational speaker — and is actively working to inspire young people raised in a similar background as himself.

Biden opens ‘Obamacare’ window for uninsured as COVID rages

The regulatory changes Biden is asking federal health officials to undertake aren't likely to happen overnight because hastily written rules are more easily overturned in court.

Texas Gov. Abbott, Texas Division of Emergency Management announce mobile vaccine pilot program

The State Mobile Vaccine Pilot Program will be deployed to five rural counties in the state.

Gray Television to use Google funding toward health coverage in Mississippi Delta, Appalachia

The Mississippi Delta and Appalachia both fare far worse than the national average in health indicators and outcomes. The project will explore why health disparities exist, with a focus on long term and sustainable solutions.

  People turn to religious leaders for vaccine advice

  Tuskegee experiment history leads to coronavirus mistrust

LSU-Health Shreveport continues COVID-19 testing in underserved communities; non-profit stresses importance of service