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Exploring Bright Spots in Appalachian Health: Case Studies
July 2018
Nancy M. Lane, G. Mark Holmes, Thomas A. Arcury, Michael L. Schwalbe, Randy Randolph, John Frank, Sharita Thomas, Janine Latus, Jonathan Rodgers, Alexa Cohen, Kelly Ivey, William Holding, Maura Lane, Pam Silberman, Katie Gaul, Lisa Villamil, Ashli Keyser
Appalachian Regional Commission; PDA, Inc.; Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Burness
The third report in a series exploring health in the Appalachian Region, this report presents in-depth studies of 10 of the 42 “Bright Spot” counties identified through the statistical analysis described in the series’ second report.
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Identifying Bright Spots in Appalachian Health: Statistical Analysis
July 2018
G. Mark Holmes, Nancy M. Lane, William Holding, Randy Randolph, Jonathan Rodgers, Pam Silberman, Lisa Villamil, Thomas A. Arcury, Kelly Ivey, Daniel Goolsby, Ashli Keyser, and J&J Editorial
Appalachian Regional Commission; PDA, Inc.; Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This report is the second in a series exploring health in the Appalachian Region and describes the results of the regression analysis used to identify Appalachian “Bright Spot” counties.
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey
March 2018
Kelvin Pollard and Linda A. Jacobsen
Population Reference Bureau
This study examines state- and county-level data for the 13 Appalachian states on topics including population, age, race, ethnicity, housing, education, labor force, employment, income, poverty, health insurance, disability status, and migration.
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An Economic Analysis of the Appalachian Coal Industry Ecosystem
January 2018
Eric Bowen, Mark L. Burton, Christiadi, David B. Clarke, Rebecca J. Davis, John Deskins, Randall Jackson, Péter Járosi, Brian Lego, Matthew Murray, Péter Schaeffer, and Charles Sims
West Virginia University and The University of Tennessee
This January 2018 series of five ARC-commissioned reports explores some of the current and potential impacts of Appalachia’s declining coal production on elements of the coal ecosystem.
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