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Access to comprehensive, affordable health care is vital to social and economic growth in the Appalachian Region. ARC's health projects focus on community-based efforts to encourage health-promotion and disease-prevention activities.

Strategies include:

  • Using best practices in public health to develop targeted approaches to wellness and disease prevention;
  • Supporting partnerships that educate children and families about basic health risks;
  • Using telecommunications and other technology to reduce the high cost of health-care services; and
  • Encouraging the development and expansion of health professional education services within the Region.

ARC health grants have helped provide equipment for hospitals and rural clinics, training for health care professionals, and support for community-based health education activities.

ARC also works with other organizations to address the high incidence of life-threatening diseases in the Region, as in its ongoing partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in diabetes and cancer education, prevention, and treatment programs in the Region's distressed counties.

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Research Reports
Examples of Projects
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