As part of the Health Disparities report, researchers documented issues in the Appalachian Region regarding residents’ access to care. Though there are multiple factors one must consider when examining access to care—including, of course, insurance coverage—there’s also a straightforward factor … Continued
Each month, this section will highlight topics related to the Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia initiative. Posts may include a focused analysis of a particular health issue featured in one of the reports, new information to deepen our understanding of a health issue facing the Appalachian Region, or news on health-related efforts in Appalachia’s Bright Spot communities.
What do heart disease, cancer, COPD, and stroke all have in common? For one, they’re all among the leading causes of death in the United States. But they have similarities beyond that: trends over time, geographic variation, and even risk … Continued
The list of things that affects our health is longer than the list of things that don’t. The genes we inherit from our parents, the environments we live and work in, the medical care we’re able to receive, the food … Continued