Liz Carey is a veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience in the field. Working in Ohio, Kentucky and South Carolina, Carey has covered government, education, business and agriculture in the past, receiving more than 30 awards for her writing and reporting. A graduate of Miami University, Carey currently works as a freelance reporter focusing on rural issues, healthcare and workers’ compensation issues.
In surveys conducted in previous years, rural stakeholders said access to family doctors and other basic care was the highest priority. Looking into the future, a new survey says the highest priorities will be mental health and addiction.