Housed in the East Tennessee State University College of Public Health, the Center for Rural Health Research works to improve health and well-being at the community, state, regional and national levels.  Located in the heart of Appalachia, the Center fulfills its mission by engaging rural communities to advance health and improve quality of life through innovative solutions that contribute to the expanding evidence base of what works in rural America. The Center works to honor and preserve its rich Appalachian heritage and Tennessee ties through distinctive research, community engagement, training and policy.