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  • HealthWorkingGroup.Announcement Join the Health Working Group Gathering: November 17-19, 2014
  • Save the Date 2015 Feature image1 Save the Date for April 14-16, 2015 Annual Gathering
  • Local Foods Calculator Local Foods Cost Calculator
  • ARC Short Member News: ARC Announces New Executive Director
  • Screen shot 2013-08-02 at 3.42.02 PM Upcoming Events Around Central Appalachia
  • Quarterly Connections Member Profile Quarterly Connections Member Profile
  • AppFellows1 Membership News: Appalachian Transition Fellowship
  • PP 2014 Release of the 2014 Gathering Proceedings Paper

The Health Working Group Presents: A gathering for health focused grantmakers to build relationships and develop strategies to advance Appalachia’s health economy. November 17, 18, & 20 2014  Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland 150 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Click here to Register by October 17

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Mark your calendars for 2015. We’re taking the Appalachia Funders Network Gathering to East Tennessee! Look for registration information and agenda details in the New Year.

Local Foods Calculator

SCALE – Sequestering Carbon, Accelerating Local Economies – released two new resources for those working in local foods value chains: A study that examines how some food enterprises – like restaurants and colleges – are making local buying work A Local Foods Cost Calculator to serve as a tool that helps determines the real cost difference when buying local  [Read More]

ARC Short

Scott T. Hamilton, President and CEO of AdvantageWest, Named Executive Director of Appalachian Regional Commission WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014—Scott T. Hamilton, president and CEO of AdvantageWest Economic Development Group, has been appointed executive director of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), a partnership of federal, state, and local government working for sustainable community and economic development in Appalachia.  [Read More]

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Congressional Briefing: Preventing Childhood Obesity in Rural America Leadership for Healthy Communities (LHC), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, invites you to attend a congressional briefing on preventing childhood obesity and improving health in rural America. What: Congressional Briefing: Preventing Childhood Obesity in Rural America When: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Where: 121 Cannon  [Read More]

Quarterly Connections Member Profile

This quarter, we spotlight one of our newly elected Steering Committee Members. Terri Donlin Huesman is the Vice President of Programs at the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations in Ohio. How did you get involved in philanthropy and specifically in the field of health-focused philanthropy? For nearly 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of working in health  [Read More]


AppFellows in the News The Appalachian Transition Fellowship is making waves in various media outlets! Click here for a profile of AppFellows in Yes! Magazine Click here for a brief interview between WMMT’s Mountain Talk host, Mimi Pickering and Kierra Sims from the Highlander Center, which coordinates the program See below for an announcement of the  [Read More]

PP 2014

  Over one hundred fifty public and private funders and economic development practitioners gathered in Athens, OH for the 5th Annual Gathering where we developed strategies to harness the momentum for an economic transition that accelerates large-scale change. Our theme, “The Power of Partnerships” set the stage for us to build on cross-sector partnerships as  [Read More]

Transition video shot

This short video highlights the partnerships and strategies we believe will advance Appalachia’s just and sustainable economic transition. Thank you to the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation for the production of this video.  If you are a member, email us your logo and we will personalize the video for you to share on your website! Contact:

Appalachian Transition Vision

The Framework for Appalachian Economic Transition is a synthesis of three years of learning and analysis by Network members, and identifies the strategies, promising sectors, and partnerships that we believe will advance Appalachia’s transition.  At the 2013 Network Gathering, members agreed to share, build upon, and ultimately utilize this framework as a guide to create  [Read More]