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Editors

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.

Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellows participate in an extensive training curriculum developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission in partnership with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy; Tuskegee University; and Collective Impact LLC.

https://www.arc.gov/news/appalachian-regional-commission-announces-appalachian-leadership-institute-fellows-for-2021-2022/


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.

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 3, Issue 3 (2021)

Commentary

Research Articles

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Geospatial Analysis of Rurality and Food Banks in Appalachian Ohio
Cooper T. Johnson, Rebecca Fischbein, and Kristin Baughman

Media Reviews and Reports