Degree Granting Department
Appalachia, Asset mapping, Health disparity, Rural healthcare access
Using data gathered over the course of two months through participant observation and semi-structured interviews with health providers (n=19) and community members (n=20), this research analyzes patient access to health care resources and describes community members' and health care providers' perceptions of pressing health concerns in their area. The results of this research show the types of health care resources in the county, the similarities and differences between health providers' and community members' perceptions, and how the unique characteristics of this community influence health care access and health disparity.
Scholar Commons Citation
Myers, Catherine, "Constructing a Healthcare Assets Map in Rural Appalachia: An Analysis of Healthcare Services and Perceived Health Threats" (2013). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.