Editor-in-Chief: F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD, University of Kentucky
Senior Associate Editor: Erin Haynes, DrPH, MS, University of Kentucky
Director of Knowledge Management: Robert M. Shapiro, MALS, University of Kentucky
Managing Editor: Charlotte S. Seidman, FNP, MHS, MPH, ELS

The overall objective of the Journal of Appalachian Health (JAH) is to improve the health status of the population of Appalachia through the rapid dissemination of knowledge of their health problems and evidence-based solutions to them. JAH will provide actionable knowledge through an online, open access, easily accessible peer-reviewed process focused specifically on Appalachia. JAH is available, without charge, to all readers, including those in the region who can and will use it in their work, whether in a healthcare or a non-healthcare field that has the potential for modification of factors that contribute to poor health.

The Journal of Appalachian Health is a Gold Open Access (Gold OA) journal, published under the Creative Commons (CC) Attribution license CC BY 4.0 International, which means that all users are free to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format; and can remix, transform, and build on the material for any purpose. This CC license requires that you provide attribution by giving appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if any changes have been made.

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Current Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1 (2019)



Delivering health knowledge and wisdom from the hills and hollows of Appalachia
F. Douglas Scutchfield MD, Erin N. Haynes, Robert M. Shapiro II, and Charlotte S. Seidman



The Social Determinants of Health and the Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy: Implications for Appalachia
Steven H. Woolf, Heidi Schoomaker, Latoya Hill, and Christine M. Orndahl

Research Articles


Serum Cotinine versus Parent Reported Measures of Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Rural Appalachian Children
Samrat Yeramaneni, Kimberly Yolton, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Kim N. Dietrich, and Erin N. Haynes


Identifying Priority and “Bright-Spot” Counties for Diabetes Preventive Care in Appalachia: An Exploratory Analysis
Peter J. Mallow, Michael Topmiller, Jennifer Rankin, Jene Grandmont, David Grolling, Jessica L. McCann, and Mark Carrozza

Voices from the Hollow