On Wednesday, August 23rd, IPDC staff participated in the Appalachian Regional Commission’s “Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia – Disparities and Bright Spots” briefing call. ARC’s research goes beyond the toll opioids are having on the Region to explore the vast array of health metrics in Appalachia including chronic diseases, mortality, mental health, and dozens of other health indicators.
Their research shows that the ARC region has a myriad of profound health challenges which are clearly impacting workforce and the Region’s ability to reach its full economic potential. It also provides insight about future strategic investment approaches for the Commission and its partners. Follow the links below for the briefing materials: