Resources

Health & Wellness 6

Appalachian Diseases of Despair (2019)

Program: Project Development & Technical Assistance with Appalachian Regional Commission Investments

Department of Defense Innovative Readiness Training

Program: Deployment Training with American Communities Regional Host

2019 Innovative Readiness Training Summary: Guard and Reserve Serve 3,608 Patients in Homer & Norwich

Program: Deployment Training with American Communities Regional Host

Health Disparities in Appalachia, 2017

Program: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Recovery-to-Work Workforce Ecosystem Development

Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots is an innovative research initiative sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and administered by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. This multi-part health research project will, in successive reports: measure population health and document disparities in health outcomes in the Appalachian Region compared to the United States as a whole, as well as disparities within the Appalachian Region; identify “Bright Spots,” or communities that exhibit better-than-expected health outcomes given their resources; and explore a sample of the Bright Spot communities through indepth, field-based case studies. Taken together, these reports will provide a basis for understanding and addressing health issues in the Appalachian Region. This research initiative aims to identify factors that support a Culture of Health in Appalachian communities and explore replicable activities, programs, or policies that encourage better-than-expected health outcomes that could translate into actions that othercommunities can replicate.

SUD Workforce Ecosystem DDAA Learning Academy Resources

Program: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Recovery-to-Work Workforce Ecosystem Development

Resources developed in the 2020-2021 DDAA Learning Academy...many thanks to the Center of Regional Economic Competitiveness for hosting the supports!

SMACKED! Heroin Addiction & Recovery in Rural America by producer Jessica Vecchione featuring Dr. Julie Dostal

Program: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Recovery-to-Work Workforce Ecosystem Development

The Active Recovery Workforce Industry Summit event was held on April 10th 2019. Movie producer Jessica Vecchione presented her short film entitled SMACKED! Heroin Addiction & Recovery in Rural America featuring Dr. Julie Dostal of LEAF.