Bright Spots in Appalachian Health: Identifying Communities With Better-than-expected Health Outcomes

The second report in a series exploring health issues in Appalachia, Identifying Bright Spots in Appalachian Health: Statistical Analysis describes the results of a regression analysis used to assess how each of the Appalachian Region’s 420 counties scored on 19 different health indicators, and then identifies counties with better-than-expected outcomes, given their characteristics and resource levels. Through this process, 42 Appalachian counties were classified as “Bright Spot” counties.

Read the report here.