|Editor-in-Chief:||F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD, University of Kentucky|
|Senior Associate Editor:||Erin Haynes, DrPH, MS, University of Kentucky|
|Associate Editor:||Erin Bouldin, MPH, PhD, Appalachian State University|
|Associate Editor:||Tim Marema, MA, The Daily Yonder|
|Director of Knowledge Management:||Robert M. Shapiro, MALS, PhD, South East Area Health Education Center Medical Library|
|Editor of Media Reviews and Reports:||Jennifer Mallow, RN, FNP-BC, PhD, West Virginia University School of Nursing|
|Managing Editor:||Charlotte S. Seidman, FNP, MHS, MPH, ELS|
Appalachian Leadership Institute
The Appalachian Leadership Institute is a comprehensive leadership and economic development training opportunity for people who live and/or work in Appalachia and are passionate about helping their communities thrive.
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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 3, Issue 3 (2021)
Appalachia: Putting the "Critical" in Race and Crowdsourcing a Pathway Model on Institutional Racism
Lauri Andress and Keri Valentine
Emergence of COVID-19 and Patterns of Early Transmission in an Appalachian Sub-Region
Abbey K. Mann, Timothy A. Joyner, Ingrid E. Luffman, Megan Quinn, William Tollefson, and Ashley Frazier
Rural Re-entry and Opioid Use: Identifying Health-Related Predictors of Relapse Among Formerly Incarcerated Women in Appalachia
Joseph M. Calvert, Megan F. Dickson, Martha Tillson, Erika Pike, and Michele Staton
Establishing Peer Recovery Support Services to Address the Central Appalachian Opioid Epidemic: The West Virginia Peers Enhancing Education, Recovery, and Survival (WV PEERS) Pilot Program
Stephen M. Davis, Amanda Stover, Herb Linn, Jon Dower, Dan McCawley, Erin Winstanley, and Judith Feinberg
Diabetes Knowledge, Behaviors, and Perceptions of Risk in Rural West Virginia Counties
Ranjita Misra, Sara Farjo, Renee McGinnis, Megan Adelman Elavsky, Summer Kuhn, and Catherine Morton-McSwain
Addressing Diabetes Distress in Self-Management Programs: Results of a Randomized Feasibility Study
Ranjita Misra, Samantha Shawley-Brzoska, Raihan Khan, Brenna O. Kirk, Sijin Wen, and Usha Sambamoorthi
Case Study of a Comprehensive Team-Based Approach to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening
Lauren E. Wright, Adam Baus, Andrea Calkins, Holly Hartman-Adams, Mary E. Conn, Susan Eason, and Stephenie Kennedy-Rea
Triple Negative Breast Cancer in an Appalachian Region: Exponential Tumor Grade Increase with Age of Diagnosis
Gina Sizemore and Toni Marie Rudisill
Geospatial Analysis of Rurality and Food Banks in Appalachian Ohio
Cooper T. Johnson, Rebecca Fischbein, and Kristin Baughman