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Appalachian Rural Health Institute

Appalachian Rural Health Institute

The Ohio University Appalachian Rural Health Institute (ARHI) exists to encourage research and education on health issues relevant to the Appalachian region, rural communities and underserved populations. ARHI fosters the creation of interdisciplinary approaches to improve all aspects of rural health, interpreting the concept of health in the broadest sense in order to allow for creative innovations that address the physiological, psychological, social, economic, environmental, vocational, emotional, spiritual, and holistic aspects linked with well-being and quality of life.

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Michele Morrone, Community Star

Michele Morrone recognized as Community Star

Dr. Michele Morrone, professor of environmental health and director of the Appalachian Rural Health Institute in Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions, has been selected as Ohio’s Rural Health Community Star for her work with rural communities in Appalachia, her leadership in establishing the Ohio Rural Health Association and her collaboration with other research to identify access to healthcare issues in rural Ohio.

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