The American Communities Report

Deaths of Despair Across America

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The American Communities Project is undertaking a 30-month study of deaths of despair across the country, supported by The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. These are deaths resulting from drugs, alcohol, and/or suicide. The study includes data analysis as well as on-the-ground reporting in Georgia and Montana. Participants are: Dante Chinni, director; Ari Pinkus, senior editor; Lee Banville, professor at the University of Montana; Andy Miller, CEO and editor of Georgia Health News; and Ray Suarez, on-the-ground reporter. Data analysis, mapping and graphics by the Center on Rural Innovation. Note: This page will be updated with new content throughout the span of the study.