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:

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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