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HTRSD is a provider of continuing education training focused on human trafficking and other social disparities for health care providers, as well as courses that address nurses' health and well-being and under-served topics in advanced critical care.

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All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours. This course is accredited by the following boards:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.

Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, and West Virginia Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.  

Health Disparities of People Living in Appalachia

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Cost: $10.00

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Health Disparities of People Living in Appalachia
This course is designed to inform nurse clinicians about the health disparities of those living in the Appalachia region of the United States and how it affects the health of the community and the overall health of the nation. This course is designed to increase awareness and education for the need for accessible, affordable healthcare for those living in the Appalachian region. Additionally, the course is designed to support educating practitioners on the current risk factors of the population and encourage implementation of programs and policies to improve health and healthcare delivery systems in the Appalachia.


Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

Describe health disparities facing the people of the Appalachia region
identify the core issues communities are facing in Appalachia, and how they negatively affect the overall health of its inhabitants
Discuss prevalent health issues affecting the people of the Appalachia region, and the documented health issues that are higher than current national averages
Explain how the health disparities of the Appalachia region affect the nation as a whole
List resources and activities that support good health and the culture of the people living in Appalachia


Chapter 1 - Introduction - All About Appalachia

The History of Appalachia
The People of Appalachia
The Demographics of Appalachia

Chapter 2 - Health Disparities in Appalachia

The Current Trend of Health in Appalachia
The Most Vulnerable Areas in Appalachia
Lack of Socioeconomic Support in Appalachia

Chapter 3 - How to Help the People of Appalachia

Support and Sustainability

Chapter 4 - Conclusion