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 authors or 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.

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Current Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2 (2019)


Research Articles


Investigating the impact of the diseases of despair in Appalachia
Michael Meit, Megan Heffernan, and Erin Tanenbaum


Barriers to Healthy Eating Among High School Youth in Rural Southern Appalachia
Jodi L. Southerland, Taylor M. Dula, and Deborah L. Slawson


Social Media Use Among Nonprofit Organizations in Rural Appalachia
McKenzie Liegel, Jodi L. Southerland, and Katie Baker


Disparities in Quality of Life by Appalachian-Designation among Women with Breast Cancer
Robin C. Vanderpool, Ann L. Coker, Heather M. Bush, and Sarah E. Cprek

Notes from the Field


Using Mini-Grants to Build Multi-Sector Partnerships in Rural Tennessee
Ginny Kidwell, Kristine Bowers, Taylor M. Dula, and Randolph F. Wykoff

Voices from the Hollow


A Legacy of Disease
Arthur L. Frank