The Journal Of The Blue Cross NC Institute For Health & Human Services: Volume 1

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Blue Cross Institute for Health & Human Services, Journal of the Blue Cross Inst. for Health & Human Services (Creator)
Lauren Andersen, GIS Lab Supervisor & Adjunct Instructor (Contributor)
Kellie B. Ashcraft, Professor (Contributor)
Rebecca Battista Ph.D, Associate Professor (Contributor)
Erin Bouldin, Assistant Professor, PhD (Contributor)
Robert Broce, Associate Professor (Contributor)
Richard Christiana, Associate Professor (Contributor)
Lisa Curtin Ph.D., Professor and Clinical M.A Program Director (Contributor)
Alisha Farris PhD, Assistant Professor (Contributor)
Melissa Gutschall, Associate Professor and Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics (Contributor)
Adam Hege PhD, Assistant Professor (Contributor)
Joy James, RM Director/Professor Department: RMPE (Contributor)
Gary McCullough Ph.D , Associate Dean (Contributor)
Kim McCullough Ph.D, Associate Professor, Speech Language Pathology (Contributor)
Kellie B. Reed-Ashcraft Ph.D., Associate Professor (Contributor)
Elizabeth Shay, Associate Professor (Contributor)
Maggie Sugg, Assistant Professor (Contributor)
Brooke Towner, Lecturer (Contributor)
Heather Venrick, Clinical Faculty (Contributor)
Annette Ward, Lecturer (Contributor)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Welcome to our Inaugural Issue! The Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS), housed administratively under the Beaver College of Health Sciences, is one of only two institutes at Appalachian State University. The Vision of the IHHS is that it will be the preeminent vehicle for connecting university resources to community needs for the promotion of health and wellness research, clinical training, and outreach in Western North Carolina. As our vision states, “We aspire to create a community of learning—or regional classroom— wherein all community members are engaged with Appalachian in the process of learning, training students, seeking new knowledge, and directing the future of a healthy and prosperous region.”

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Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services, Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences (Edited by Gary H. McCullough, Assoc. Editor Adam Hege, 2021). JIHHS, Vol 1: Sustainable Health (The Journal of the Blue Cross NC Institute for Health & Human Services), March 2021. NC Docks permission granted by author(s). Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2021
Health, Health Sciences, Health and Human Services, Sustainable, Education

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