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Rural Health
Resources by State: Michigan

Medicaid Payment and Delivery System Reform: Early Insights from 10 Medicaid Expansion States
Examines the evolution of payment and delivery system reform in ten states that expanded Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). States were chosen to provide diversity in size, location, urban/rural mix, and population demographics. Findings are based on a review of states' managed care policies and contracting documents, supplemented by interviews with senior Medicaid officials.
Author(s): Sara Rosenbaum, Sara Schmucker, Sara Rothenberg, Rachel Gunsalus, J. Zoë Beckerman
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Organizations Help Veterans Transition into Healthcare Careers
Highlights the work of the Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit and the Consortium of Michigan Veterans Educators to help veterans pursue careers in healthcare. Discusses the role veterans have played in the past and continue to play in meeting the health workforce needs of rural communities. Identifies barriers veterans face transitioning to health careers.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Online Screening Helps Michigan Men Gauge Mental Health
Features the Healthy Men Michigan campaign, which uses an anonymous online survey to evaluate the risk of depression and suicide among men in the state. Focuses on working-age Michigan men and on reaching those in male-dominated industries, using mental health messaging targeted to this audience.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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After Hospital Closure: Pursuing High Performance Rural Health Systems without Inpatient Care
Describes ways for rural communities to develop optimal healthcare delivery systems after a local hospital closure. Features 3 case studies from Arizona, Michigan, and Illinois. Includes tables showing options currently available under federal and state laws, and policies under consideration.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller, Charlie Alfero, Andrew F. Coburn, et al.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
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Screening for Social Determinants of Health in Michigan Health Centers
Examines screening practices for social determinants of health in Michigan health centers (HCs) including Federally Qualified Health Centers, settings in which the screening was done, and by whom. Includes map of Michigan with HC locations and statistics on characteristics of HCs and patients in the study and percentages of HC screenings for core domains.
Author(s): Elena Byhoff, Alicia J. Cohen, Mary C. Hamati, et al.
Location: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 30(4), 418-427
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Michigan
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Farmers Market Promotes Food Security
A discussion of food insecurity and access to healthy foods, with a focus on how regional farmers markets are helping to solve those challenges. Includes examples in Michigan as well as information about how farmers markets can partner with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Author(s): Allee Mead
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Planning for Transportation Together: Collaborating to Address Transportation and Economic Resilience
This report expands on the definition of economic development in transportation, and provides case studies demonstrating how state agencies, regional and rural planning and development organizations can work together to develop transportation facilities, infrastructure, and services to create jobs, improve access to employment, education, and community services including healthcare.
Author(s): Carrie Kissel, Brett Schwartz, Sara James, Susan Dyer
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Development Organizations
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A Quasi-Experimental Study to Mobilize Rural Low-Income Communities to Assess and Improve the Ecological Environment to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Describes a study to be conducted in 14 low-income rural communities in Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, to find best practices to create and sustain healthy eating and physical activity and to prevent childhood obesity.
Author(s): Paula Peters, Abby Gold, Angela Abbott, et al.
Location: BMC Public Health, 16, 376
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
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Michigan Center for Rural Health 2016 Annual Report
Report describing the history, mission, and work of the Michigan Center for Rural Health for 2016. Includes projects such as rural AED distribution, recruitment and retention, RHCs and a discussion of ACOs in Michigan.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Center for Rural Health
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