9 Works

A Healthy Attitude

Tim Marema & Erin Bouldin
When it came to formal philanthropy, Grundy County was not on the map. That changed with the 2012 establishment of South Cumberland Community Fund, which serves the plateau portions of Grundy, Franklin, and Marion counties.

Food Insecurity Among College Students with and without Medical Disorders at a University in Appalachia

Laura McArthur, Melissa D. Gutschall, Kimberly Fasczewski & Anna Jackson
Objective: This study compared severity of food insecurity, characteristics, and behaviors of college students with and without diagnosed medical disorders. Design: Data were collected using a cross-sectional online questionnaire. Variables measured were food security status, disorders, coping strategies, and perceived barriers to food access. Descriptive and inferential statistics examined associations and compared groups. Statistical significance was p≤0.05. Setting: Data were collected at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. Participants: The sample was 247 food insecure...

Development and Early Outcomes of the Watauga Compassionate Community Initiative, North Carolina

Tim Marema & Erin Bouldin
Addressing adverse childhood experiences has become a public health imperative, and communities across the United States are working to develop and implement programs and policies to both prevent childhood trauma and support adults who experienced trauma as children. Here we describe the development of the Watauga Compassionate Community Initiative (WCCI) in Watauga, County, North Carolina.

Adult food security and the relationship with Adverse Childhood Experiences among residents of Appalachian North Carolina

Manan Roy, Erin Bouldin, Maggie Bennett & Adam Hege
Introduction: The Appalachian region has worse health outcomes than the remainder of the United States. These disparities are often linked to the underlying social and environmental determinants of health. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with poor health outcomes across the lifespan and have a significant impact on future social determinants as an adult, including food security status. Purpose: To explore the relationships between ACEs and food security among adults in the Appalachian counties of...

Reviewer Acknowledgments for 2019

F. Douglas Scutchfield, Erin N. Haynes, Erin Bouldin, Robert M., II Shapiro, Tim Marema & Charlotte S. Seidman
The Editorial Team extends a heart-felt “thank you” to those who have given their time and expertise in the past year to participate in this process with the Journal of Appalachian Health. We know that you have many competing pressures on your time, and that you are not financially compensated for the time you spend reviewing manuscripts. We hope that there are other forms of compensation that make the sacrifice worth the effort.

Introduction to the New “Early Reports of Innovation” Section

Erin Bouldin & Tim Marema
The Journal of Appalachian Health is introducing a new section this issue. While the journal is centralizing some of the best research and commentary on Appalachian health, the editorial team felt that practice-focused groups, organizations, and agencies may not be fully represented in the publication.

Parental Impact on Child Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Appalachian North Carolina

Allison V. Farrell, Richard W. Christiana, Rebecca A. Battista & J. Joy James
Introduction: Physical activity has positive health benefits across the lifespan including reduced rates of chronic disease. Despite having ample availability of outdoor space for physical activity in the Appalachian Mountain region, there are low rates of physical activity along with high rates of sedentary time and increased prevalence of overweight individuals across all age groups. Therefore, there is a need to understand the factors that influence family’s physical activity and sedentary time. Purpose: To assess...

A Nutritional and Environmental Analysis of Local Food Pantries Accessible to College Students in Rural North Carolina

Emily E. Frymark, Jonathon Stickford & Alisha Farris
Introduction: Food insecurity is a growing concern among college students and is especially prevalent in rural areas. Food pantries often serve as a resource to food insecure individuals yet, their policies, standards, and nutritional quality vary due to the unpredictability of food donations. Purpose: To examine the nutritional quality of food items and adherence of best practices at local food pantries accessible to college students near a university in rural Appalachia. Methods: Three food pantries...

Use and Perceptions of a Campus Food Pantry Among Food Insecure College Students

Laura McArthur, Kimberly S. Fasczewski, Alisha Farris & Miranda R. Petrone
Introduction: Food insecurity has emerged as a public health problem among college students in Appalachia, jeopardizing their physical, mental, and emotional health and academic success. Campus food pantries have been established in this region, but no data are available concerning student use or perception of services. Purpose: This study measured use and perceptions of a campus food pantry by students at a mid-sized university in rural North Carolina. Methods: An online questionnaire collected behavioral and...

Registration Year

  • 2020
  • 2019

Resource Types

  • Text


  • Appalachian State University
  • Center for Rural Strategies
  • University of Kentucky