Table of Contents

Part I. Appalachian Health Determinants

Chapter 1. Genetic Contribution to Health in Appalachia

Melanie F. Myers and Carol S. Baugh

 

Chapter 2. Appalachian Health and the Physical Environment

Michael S. Hendryx

 

Chapter 3. The Quest for an Appalachian Health Lifestyle

Evelyn A. Knight

 

Chapter 4. Health Care Systems in Appalachia

Joel A. Halverson, Gilbert H. Friedell, Eleanor Sue Cantrell, and Bruce A. Behringer

 

Part II. Appalachian Health Status

Chapter 5. The Heart of Appalachia

Ann L. McCracken and E. Kelly Firesheets

 

Chapter 6. Diabetes and Its Management in the Appalachian Region

Sharon A. Denham

 

Chapter 7. Obesity and Food Insecurity in Appalachia

Jennifer Chubinski and Mark A. Carrozza

 

Chapter 8. Cancer-Related Disparities in Appalachia

James L. Fisher, John M. McLaughlin, Mira L. Katz, Mary Ellen Wewers, Mark B. Dignan, and Electra D. Paskett

 

Chapter 9. Chronic Kidney Disease – Appalachia’s Hidden Illness

Barbara B. Weaner and Rebecca J. Schmidt

 

Chapter 10. Trauma in Appalachia

Levi D. Procter, Andrew C. Bernard, Paul A. Kearney, and Julia F.  Costich

 

 

Chapter 11. Mental Health in Appalachia

Susan E. Keefe and Lisa Curtin

 

Chapter 12. Substance Abuse in Rural Appalachia

Michael S. Dunn, Bruce A. Behringer, and Kristine Harper Bowers

 

Chapter 13. Oral Health in Appalachia

Daniel W. McNeil, Richard J. Crout, and Mary L. Marazita

 

Part III: Urban Appalachian Health

Chapter 14. Identifying Appalachians Outside of Appalachia

Robert L. Ludke, Phillip J. Obermiller, Eric W. Rademacher, and Shiloh K. Turner

 

Chapter 15. The Health Status and Health Determinants of Urban

Appalachian Adults and Children

Robert L. Ludke, Phillip J. Obermiller, and Ronnie D. Horner

 

Chapter 16. Community-Based Participatory Health Research in an Urban Appalachian

Neighborhood

M. Kathryn Brown

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