A Survey of Behaviors, Beliefs, and Perceptions of COVID-19 in Rural Appalachian Ohio
Presents behaviors, beliefs, and perceptions related to COVID-19 based on a survey administered in a rural Appalachian community. Analyzes 23 responses according demographic information and perceptions surrounding COVID-19.
Author(s): Sanjay K. A. Jinka, Jay P. Natarajan, Matthew Kubina, et al. Citation: Ohio Journal of Public Health, 6(1) Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Ohio Public Health Association view details
Appalachian Diseases of Despair
Provides information on Appalachian mortality disparities due to overdose, suicide, and alcoholic liver disease/cirrhosis among people ages 15-64. Utilizes data from the 2021 Multiple Cause of Death database broken down by Appalachian state, region, gender, and metropolitan or nonmetropolitan status.
Date: 07/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, East Tennessee State University Center for Rural Health Research, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis view details
Advancing Economic Development in Persistent-Poverty Communities
Examines census tracts to identify areas of "persistent poverty," defined as an area with at least a 20% poverty rate for at least 30 years. Discusses the distribution of the persistently poor population between rural and urban areas and highlights specific regions such as the Southeast, Tribal areas, and Appalachia. Outlines contributors to persistent poverty including workforce development, lack of infrastructure, race and ethnicity, economic conditions, and more. Presents 4 case studies, including 2 rural studies, to highlight overall themes and make recommendations for improving conditions in persistently poor locations. Interactive map provides information and data on persistent poverty counties.
Executive Summary, Interactive Map
Author(s): August Benzow, Kenan Fikri, Joanne Kim, Daniel Newman Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Economic Innovation Group view details
The Impacts of Opioid Addiction on the Rural Workforce
A recorded webinar that examines how the rural workforce has been impacted by opioid addiction. Discusses issues of healthcare access, poverty, mental health, and farmworker health, along with data on workforce impacts. Includes resources to support opioid recovery and examples of recovery efforts in specific regions, such as Appalachia.
Executive Summary, Presentation, Transcript
Author(s): Kellie Kubena, Carol Wetuski, Lauren Wood, et al. Date: 06/2023 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, First Tennessee Development District, Office of Workforce Investment (OWI), U.S. Department of Agriculture view details
The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2017-2021 American Community Survey Chartbook
State- and county-level information on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Features statistics with breakdowns by 5 levels of population density. Includes data explorer options for Appalachian categories such as population and age, education, income and poverty, computer and broadband access, rural Appalachia versus rural America, and employment and commuting.
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Sara Srygley, Linda A. Jacobsen Date: 06/2023 Type: Website Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Population Reference Bureau view details
Ambulance Deserts: Geographic Disparities in the Provision of Ambulance Services
Chartbook presenting data on ambulance deserts from 41 states in 2021-2022, and identifying places and people that are more than 25 minutes from an ambulance station. Include maps of ambulance
desert locations and health care facility locations for every state with available data, and documents coverage gaps in the provision of ambulance services across geographic areas across the United
Author(s): Yvonne Jonk, Carly Milkowski, Zachariah Croll, Karen Pearson Date: 05/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center view details