Mark B. Dignan, PhD, MPHCollege of Medicine, Prevention Research Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Mark B. Dignan, PhD, MPH, Sharon Dwyer, MS, Elizabeth A Rohan, PhD, MSW, HON-OPN-CG, Dana E. White, MPA, Georgina Castro, MPH, MID, Reda Wilson, MPH, Eric Stockton, BA
November 2018 Vol 9, NO 11
Appalachia ranges from southern New York to Mississippi and includes areas with pronounced health disparities, poverty, and elevated rates of cancer and other chronic diseases.
Eugene J. Lengerich, VMD, MS, Betsy Aumiller, MEd, DEd, Brenda C. Kluhsman, PhD, MSS, Marcyann Bencivenga, BA, Christopher Louis, MHA, PhD(c), Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH, E. D. Paskett, PhD, MSHP, Mark B. Dignan, PhD, MPH
June 2013 Vol 4, No 3
Encompassing 420 counties in 13 states from southern New York to northern Mississippi, Appalachia is largely rural with a population characterized by a high poverty rate, a low educational level, a high rate of uninsurance or underinsurance, and limited access to healthcare. All pose substantial barriers to cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment and are associated with increased cancer mortality.
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