Quilted Appalachian Sunset

©2011 Jim Harris



Nothing tells the story of people working together better than a community quilt. A diversity of talents, colors, and materials brought together through skill and shared purpose. Perhaps never before have we as Americans needed a stronger reminder that many hands make short work of big problems. The work presented here by the L.A.U.N.C.H. Collaborative offers a new framework for health care that could be compared to a digital quilt, powered by community-based participatory design, with lived expertise and the newest advances in broadband-enabled connected health solutions. This work demonstrates the value and need to engage local communities and what can be learned when beneficiaries and traditional caregivers work together to develop healthcare solutions.



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A preface to this paper can be found at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/jah/vol2/iss3/8/

Dr. Eliah Aronoff-Spencer is the corresponding author for this paper; he can be reached at earonoffspencer@health.ucsd.edu.

Recommended Citation

McComsey M, Ahern DK, Vanderpool RC, et al. Experiencing Cancer in Appalachian Kentucky. J Appalach Health 2020;2(3):74–116. DOI: https://doi.org/10.13023/jah.0203.09