Adult Literacy Proficiency and Public Health in Appalachia
The Correlations Between Low Literacy Proficiency
and Health Outcomes in Appalachian Counties
October 6th, 2023
Marcus J. Hopkins, Crystal D. Harper, MA, Amanda G.S. Morgan, CPhT, W. Matt Cox, PhD, Tasha B. Graves, AS, Audrey D. Peters, MA, Kate L. Woodworth, MS, and Michael R. McKenna, MPA
Considerable research has been dedicated to defining and examining the Social Determinants of Health and the roles they play in negative health outcomes in both urban and rural settings. Few attempts, however, have been made to evaluate the correlative link between adult literacy proficiency and health outcomes. This report examines those links.