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An Analysis of Disparities in Health Status and Access to Health Care in the Appalachian Region
November 2004
Halverson, Joel A.
Office of Social Environment and Health Research (OSEAHR)/Prevention Research Center
This study provides baseline information needed to assess health disparities in the Appalachian Region, to investigate causes of regional and local disparities, and to aid in developing targeted interventions aimed at reducing these disparities.
Abstract & Report Contents Executive Summary in PDF (64 KB)
An Analysis of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disparities & Access to Treatment Services in the Appalachian Region
August 2008
National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University
This report presents an analysis of disparities in mental health status and substance abuse prevalence, as well as access to treatment services, in the 410-county Appalachian Region comprising all or parts of 13 states.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (4.4 MB)
An Analysis of Oral Health Disparities and Access to Services in the Appalachian Region
July 2012
Denise D. Krause, Ph.D.; Warren L. May, Ph.D.; Nancy M. Lane, MA; Jeralynn S, Cossman, Ph.D.; Thomas R. Konrad, Ph.D.
This study analyzes disparities in oral health status and access to oral health care in the Appalachian Region, and examines relationships between oral health disparities and socioeconomic status indicators.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (6.8 MB)
An Analysis of the Financial Conditions of Health Care Institutions in the Appalachian Region and their Economic Impacts
December 2002
Stensland, Jeffrey, Curt Mueller, and Janet Sutton
Project HOPE
This report describes the availability of health care services in Appalachia, the financial stability of Appalachian health care institutions, and the effect of hospital closures.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (430 KB)
Health Care Costs and Access Disparities in Appalachia
July 2012
PDA, Inc., and the Cecil B. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
This report describes the relative availability of health care resources, level of health insurance coverage and cost of providing health services in the Appalachian Region compared with the rest of the United States.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (6.9 MB)
Underlying Socioeconomic Factors Influencing Health Disparities in the Appalachian Region
March 2008
Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center/Office for Social Environment and Health Research, Department of Community Medicine, West Virginia University
This study investigates associations between measures of socioeconomic condition and rates of premature mortality for leading causes of death for counties in the U.S., with a focus on the Appalachian region.
Abstract & Report Contents Table of Contents and Executive Summary (in PDF)