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.
This report responds to a proactive effort by the ARC to explore new avenues for assessing wellbeing. Despite well-recognized advances, chronic socioeconomic distress persists in various pockets in the region while other areas face instability.
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.
During 2006, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) conducted an evaluation of infrastructure and public works projects to determine if projects achieved their original objectives. In addition, as part of the Commission's ongoing performance evaluation…
This report uses data from the 1960 to 2000 decennial census to measures the extent to which standards of living among Appalachian families have improved, and to examine housing and consumption trends…
The Sources of Growth project is part of a series of research efforts funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission to improve understanding of factors affecting economic growth in rural and distressed areas.
This report analyzes the distribution of renewable energy resources across the Region, and the variety of programs and policies in each state and how these policies might maximize the use of the most abundant resources.
This report details how national and state level energy policies have focused on ensuring energy reliability and affordability, and advancing energy independence by reducing dependence on foreign energy sources.