Source: ABC News
Northern New Mexico is known for tourist attractions such as artsy Santa Fe, eclectic Taos, and the healing dirt of El Santuario de Chimayó.
The region’s relaxing spas and skiing options present middle-class and wealthy visitors the opportunity to bask in the allurement of quiet and breathtaking landscapes.
But seldom do these tourists stop in the drive-by towns and villages where largely Hispanic and Native American residents make their home. And there sits another side of northern New Mexico.
“The Providers,” set to air on Independent Lens on PBS this week, explores the world of rural health care amid poverty and a persistent opioid crisis by focusing on these northern New Mexico communities.
The film looks at the challenges three health care workers in rural New Mexico face as they provide services to aging patients and those struggling with addiction to alcohol and opioids.
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