This course will discuss the various disparities in health and healthcare in Appalachia. Students will be placed in groups and given topics to discuss and will design a power point presentation to be delivered in class. Each student will grade their peer’s presentation and provide feedback.  Topics will include: Access to health care/Poverty related health care issues, Obesity/Dental disease, DM/Metabolic Syndrome, Substance abuse, Asthma/COPD, as well as Black lung and mining associated health issues. In addition, presentations on special Appalachian populations and other pertinent topics will be given by the faculty.