Rural Appalachian communities in eastern Kentucky suffer from some of the Nation’s most concerning health disparities. Community-based research can be an effective way to address health disparities by identifying problems and sharing innovative solutions. However, challenges exist in recruiting and retaining research participants in rural populations that can often be difficult to reach. Partnerships between researchers and communities are essential to the success of the research process, particularly translation of findings back into the community

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A poster presentation at the Appalachian Translational Research Network Health Summit in Charleston, WV.

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The project described was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through grant number UL1TR000117.