A Case Study in Rural Community Economic Development: Hill Country Health & Wellness Center
26 Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law 73 (2017)
8 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2017 Last revised: 6 Oct 2017
Date Written: September 11, 2017
This short article was written for a symposium issue on the role of law and lawyers in community economic development. The symposium issue arose from an AALS 2017 Discussion Group session about whether “law matters” in the context of community economic development and, if so, how and why law matters. The case study presented here is about a rural community health care center, Hill Country Health and Wellness, in far northern California’s Shasta County. The case study tracks the use—or lack thereof—of lawyers by the center’s founder and principal, and it discusses these phenomena against a backdrop of rural lack of anonymity and self-reliance.
Keywords: community development, economic development, rural, rural poverty, community, health, healthcare
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