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Keeping It Real: Information Literacy, Numeracy, And Economic Data, Diego Mendez-Carbajo, Charissa O. Jefferson, Katrina L. Stierholz 2019 Illinois Wesleyan University

Keeping It Real: Information Literacy, Numeracy, And Economic Data, Diego Mendez-Carbajo, Charissa O. Jefferson, Katrina L. Stierholz

Numeracy

We describe a pedagogical strategy aimed at developing both quantitative and information literacy skills through a social justice lens. This lesson plan is suitable for a variety of high school and introductory college courses. The student learning goals associated with this pedagogical strategy span three intellectual domains: social justice, through a critical exploration of either the purchasing power of minimum wages across states or the earnings gap between men and women employed full time; numeracy, through the computation of ratios between variables with different rates of growth over time; and information literacy, through a series of activities and discussion questions ...


A Legacy Of Disease, Arthur L. Frank 2019 Drexel University

A Legacy Of Disease, Arthur L. Frank

Journal of Appalachian Health

In Appalachia, like much of America, there are important health issues that have not always been appropriately predicted or dealt with when they occur. Lifestyle issues in Appalachia lead to obesity and heart disease, not surprisingly due to extensive use of sugary drinks. The current opioid crisis could have been better predicted given the trauma of mining and the past abuse of less-potent narcotics. A continuing major problem in the whole country is inadequate support for preventive health activities.


Using Mini-Grants To Build Multi-Sector Partnerships In Rural Tennessee, Ginny Kidwell, Kristine Bowers, Taylor M. Dula, Randolph F. Wykoff 2019 East Tennessee State University

Using Mini-Grants To Build Multi-Sector Partnerships In Rural Tennessee, Ginny Kidwell, Kristine Bowers, Taylor M. Dula, Randolph F. Wykoff

Journal of Appalachian Health

Rural counties in Tennessee, including those located in Appalachia, face some of the greatest health challenges in the nation. Unpublished data collated by the East Tennessee State University College of Public Health (ETSU) show that Tennessee’s 52 Appalachian counties vary dramatically from its 43 non-Appalachian counties in virtually all socioeconomic, behavioral, and health outcome metrics. Since 2011, the Tennessee Institute of Public Health (TNIPH) has actively encouraged local communities to address behavior change, enhance educational achievement, and improve economic conditions as essential components for improving health and well-being in rural Tennessee.


Improving Access To Addiction Recovery Care In Central Appalachia Through Organizational Collaboration, Katy Stigers 2019 Fahe

Improving Access To Addiction Recovery Care In Central Appalachia Through Organizational Collaboration, Katy Stigers

Journal of Appalachian Health

Fahe, a Network of 50+ members throughout Appalachia based in Berea KY, has brought together a coalition to finance, build, and manage several addiction recovery care centers across Kentucky and West Virginia, increase access to employment, and deploy vouchers for supportive services.


Disparities In Quality Of Life By Appalachian-Designation Among Women With Breast Cancer, Robin C. Vanderpool, Ann L. Coker, Heather M. Bush, Sarah E. Cprek 2019 University of Kentucky College of Public Health

Disparities In Quality Of Life By Appalachian-Designation Among Women With Breast Cancer, Robin C. Vanderpool, Ann L. Coker, Heather M. Bush, Sarah E. Cprek

Journal of Appalachian Health

Introduction: Few studies have examined the association of geography and quality of life (QOL) among breast cancer patients, particularly differences between Appalachian and non-Appalachian Kentucky women, which is important given the cancer and socioeconomic disparities present in Appalachia.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine whether women with breast cancer residing in Appalachian Kentucky experience poorer health outcomes in regards to depression, stress, QOL, and spiritual wellbeing, relative to those living in non-Appalachian Kentucky after adjusting for demographic, socioeconomic, and health-related factors.

Methods: Women, aged 18–79, recruited from the Kentucky Cancer Registry between 2009 and 2013 with ...


Investigating The Impact Of The Diseases Of Despair In Appalachia, Michael Meit, Megan Heffernan, Erin Tanenbaum 2019 NORC at the University of Chicago

Investigating The Impact Of The Diseases Of Despair In Appalachia, Michael Meit, Megan Heffernan, Erin Tanenbaum

Journal of Appalachian Health

Introduction: Appalachia is one of the regions most significantly impacted by the opioid crisis. This study investigated mortality due to diseases of despair within the Appalachian Region, with an additional focus on deaths attributable to opioid overdose.

Methods: Diseases of despair include: alcohol, prescription drug and illegal drug overdose, suicide, and alcoholic liver disease/cirrhosis of the liver. Mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) Multiple Cause of Death database were analyzed for this study, focusing on individuals aged 15–64.

Results: Over the past two decades, the mortality rate due to ...


Root Causes Of Appalachia’S Deaths Of Despair, F. Douglas Scutchfield MD 2019 University of Kentucky

Root Causes Of Appalachia’S Deaths Of Despair, F. Douglas Scutchfield Md

Journal of Appalachian Health

The U.S. is experiencing a decline in life expectancy, particularly among rural white males in their most productive years. Appalachia is disproportionally represented in mortality rates, accounting for 30% of the U.S. population, but 50% of the excess mortality attributed to the “deaths of despair”: drug overdose, suicide, and alcoholic cirrhosis. A substantial proportion of that excess mortality is related to the current opioid crisis we are experiencing. We have data on evidence-based solutions to the treatment of addiction, but little information on prevention of addiction as well as the other deaths of despair, likely with the same ...


Economic Impact Of The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve On West Virginia, Christiadi, John Deskins 2019 West Virginia University

Economic Impact Of The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve On West Virginia, Christiadi, John Deskins

Bureau of Business & Economic Research

No abstract provided.


Southwest Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Third Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard A. MacDonald 2019 St. Cloud State University

Southwest Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Third Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard A. Macdonald

Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

The St. Cloud State University Southwest Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI) continued to bounce around as the third quarter LEI registered a 10.73 point gain after recording a negative value in the second quarter of the year. This quarter’s positive reading is largely attributed to lower initial jobless claims in the region. Also favorably impacting the leading index were higher new filings of incorporation and LLC in the Southwest Minnesota planning area as well as an increase in the number of residential building permits in the Mankato/North Mankato metropolitan statistical area. A decline in the ...


Northeast Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Fourth Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard MacDonald 2019 St. Cloud State University

Northeast Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Fourth Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard Macdonald

Northeast Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

A considerable slowing of economic growth in Northeast Minnesota is expected over the next several months according to the predictions of the Northeast Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). All five components of the LEI decreased as the overall index plummeted by 15.28 points in the fourth quarter. A smaller number of Duluth metropolitan area residential building permits, a decline in a general measure of statewide business conditions, a weaker purchasing managers’ manufacturing index, and rising regional initial jobless claims all weighed on this quarter’s leading index. The Northeast Minnesota LEI is now 10.3 percent lower ...


Northeast Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Third Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard MacDonald 2019 St. Cloud State University

Northeast Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Third Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard Macdonald

Northeast Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

Stronger economic growth in Northeast Minnesota is expected over the next several months according to the predictions of the Northeast Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). Three of the five components of the LEI increased as the overall index rose by 6.12 points in the third quarter. A higher number of Duluth metropolitan area residential building permits favorably impacted the leading index as did increased new filings of incorporation and lower initial jobless claims in the region. A decline in a general measure of statewide business conditions and a weaker purchasing managers’ manufacturing index weighed on this quarter ...


Northwest Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Fourth Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard MacDonald 2019 St. Cloud State University

Northwest Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Fourth Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard Macdonald

Northwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

Slower economic growth is expected in the Northwest Minnesota planning area over the next several months according to the predictions of the St. Cloud State University Northwest Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). Only one of the five index components increased in the most recent quarter as the LEI fell by 3.65 points. The decline in the leading index was largely caused by a reduction in the number of residential building permits in Fargo/Moorhead and Grand Forks/East Grand Forks. Higher regional initial jobless claims and weakening in a national consumer sentiment index also weighed on the ...


Northwest Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Third Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard MacDonald 2019 St. Cloud State University

Northwest Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Third Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard Macdonald

Northwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

Continued steady economic growth is expected in the Northwest Minnesota planning area over the next several months according to the predictions of the St. Cloud State University Northwest Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). Three of five index components increased in the most recent quarter as the LEI fell by a modest 0.97 points. The decline in the leading index was largely caused by a fall in the Rural Mainstreet Index (which signals a less robust macroeconomic environment for rural America). A small decline in the number of residential building permits in Fargo/Moorhead and Grand Forks/East ...


Southwest Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Fourth Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard A. MacDonald 2019 St. Cloud State University

Southwest Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Fourth Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard A. Macdonald

Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

The St. Cloud State University Southwest Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI) continued to bounce around as the fourth quarter LEI registered an 8.26 point loss after recording a strong positive value in the third quarter of the year. This quarter’s negative reading is largely attributed to higher initial jobless claims in the region as well as weaker new filings of incorporation and LLC in the Southwest Minnesota planning area. An increase in the number of residential building permits in the Mankato/North Mankato metropolitan statistical area and an improvement in the Rural Mainstreet Index, a statistic ...


Southeast Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Third Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard MacDonald 2019 St. Cloud State University

Southeast Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Third Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard Macdonald

Southeast Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

Solid economic growth over the next several months is expected in the Southeast Minnesota planning area according to the prediction of the Southeast Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). The leading index rose by 3.33 points in the third quarter as four index components recorded positive values. An increase in the number of Rochester area residential building permits and fewer initial jobless claims helped drive the LEI higher in the third quarter. In addition, an improvement in consumer sentiment and an increase in new filings of incorporation and LLC also made a favorable impact on the leading index ...


Southeast Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Fourth Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard MacDonald 2019 St. Cloud State University

Southeast Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Fourth Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard Macdonald

Southeast Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

A slowing of economic growth over the next several months is expected in the Southeast Minnesota planning area according to the prediction of the Southeast Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). The leading index fell by 9.81 points in the fourth quarter as all five index components recorded negative values. A decrease in the number of Rochester area residential building permits, a weakening in consumer sentiment, lower new filings of incorporation and LLC, and a decline in the Minnesota Business Conditions Index all helped drive the LEI lower in the fourth quarter. The LEI is now essentially unchanged ...


Central Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Third Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard MacDonald 2019 St. Cloud State University

Central Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Third Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard Macdonald

Central Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

Continued steady economic growth is expected in the Central Minnesota planning area over the next several months according to predictions of the Central Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). The leading index rose by 0.72 points in the most recent period, with three components producing positive readings. Increased St. Cloud area residential building permits and higher national durable goods orders had the greatest favorable impact on the leading index in the third quarter. A downturn in the Minnesota Business Conditions Index had the largest negative effect on the LEI.

There were 1,432 new business filings with the ...


St. Cloud Area Quarterly Business Report Vol. 21 No. 2, King Banaian, Richard MacDonald 2019 St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud Area Quarterly Business Report Vol. 21 No. 2, King Banaian, Richard Macdonald

St. Cloud Area Quarterly Business Report

With year over year job growth of 2.1 %, St. Cloud outperformed both the state and Twin Cities in job creation. The construction, manufacturing, educational/health, financial activities and other services sectors of the local economy led the way in employment gains, while the retail trade, professional and business services and information sectors shed jobs. The future outlook of surveyed firms and the St. Cloud Index of Leading Economic Indicators point to continued growth over the next several months. The Nov. 1 closure of Electrolux is the biggest challenge facing the local economy. A summary of the estimated ...


Central Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Fourth Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard MacDonald 2019 St. Cloud State University

Central Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Fourth Quarter 2018, King Banaian, Richard Macdonald

Central Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

Economic growth is expected to slow in the Central Minnesota planning area over the next several months according to predictions of the Central Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). The leading index fell by 6.62 points in the most recent period, with only one component producing a positive reading. Increased national durable goods orders was the only LEI component to produce a favorable outlook in the fourth quarter. The remaining index components--St. Cloud area residential building permits, the Minnesota Business Conditions Index, new regional filings of incorporation, and initial claims for unemployment insurance all helped drag down the ...


Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 3, Number 6, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton, Ana Gutierrez Zubiate 2019 University of Texas at El Paso

Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 3, Number 6, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton, Ana Gutierrez Zubiate

Border Region Modeling Project

No abstract provided.


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