Health Care in Appalachia

When a West Virginia County Eliminated its Needle Exchange, Experts Forewarned of an HIV Crisis. Now it’s Here.

A grassroots program is responding to Charleston’s substance use epidemic, but stigma and an open police investigation are keeping people from getting help. This story was originally published by Mountain State Spotlight. For more stories from Mountain State Spotlight visit their website. On a Wednesday evening in mid-October, people gathered […]

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Ohio State Researcher Hopes ‘Generational’ Approach Can Help Reduce Cervical Cancer In Appalachia

Women in Appalachia face some of the highest rates of cervical cancer in the country. They are also among the groups of women least likely to receive cancer screenings.  The Ohio State University Professor Electra Paskett has dedicated much of her career to understanding the reasons behind why women in Appalachia are more […]

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A Regional Focus on Health Care, Community by Community

Understanding Appalachia requires coming to grips with the complexities and challenges of rural healthcare. It means understanding that addiction isn’t just an opioid issue, as methamphetamines make a comeback in our communities. It means understanding that health goals reflect a Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs chart from one community to the […]

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