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Rural Health
Resources by State: Michigan

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.
Citation: 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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Comparison of Asthma Prevalence among African American Teenage Youth Attending Public High Schools in Rural Georgia and Urban Detroit
Compares the prevalence of asthma among African American youth in rural Georgia and Detroit, Michigan. Examines potential contributing factors for asthma, including rural-urban residence, socioeconomic status, and ancestry.
Author(s): Dennis R. Ownby, Martha S. Tingen, Suzanne Havstad, et al.
Citation: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 136(3), 595-600.e3
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
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Where are the Primary Care Doctors? A Look at Michigan’s Primary Care Physician Shortage
An in-depth review of Michigan's primary care physician workforce. Provides demographic information on the physician workforce. Discusses factors contributing to primary care shortages, including those specific to the rural workforce. Includes maps with county-level comparisons of actual to suggested physician-to-population ratios for different types of primary care physicians. Discusses state policy options that can be used to address primary care shortages, with national maps comparing the states.
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Citizens Research Council of Michigan
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Remote yet Resourceful: Integrating Behavioral Health in Rural Primary Care
Presentation slides featuring discussion on designing, financing, and implementing primary care and behavioral health integration in a rural setting. Looks specifically at the Michigan's Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center, including the partners, operational plan, and outcomes.
Additional links: Webinar Recording (Requires email address to view recording), Webinar Transcript
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Sustaining “Meaningful Use” of Health Information Technology in Low-Resource Practices
Discusses the barriers in maintaining electronic health records (EHRs) for compliance with the federal policy of meaningful use found in small practices located in rural and urban Michigan.
Author(s): Lee A. Green, Georges Potworowski, Anya Day, et al.
Citation: Annals of Family Medicine, 13(1), 17-22
Date: 2015
Type: Document
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Oral Health in Michigan
An in-depth overview of oral health for the state. Describes the oral health status of Michigan residents, with information by broad region and by county. Discusses issues related to rural dental health access. Provides data on the dental health workforce, including county-level provider-to-population ratios for dentists and dental hygienists.
Additional links: Fact Sheet, May 2017
Author(s): Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Differences in Media Access and Use Between Rural Native American and White Children
Compares media access between Native American children and White children from rural areas in Michigan to determine the most effective way of disseminating public health initiatives to reach Native children and reduce health disparities.
Author(s): Yulin Hswen, John Naslund, David Bickham
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 14, 2922
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
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State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative Evaluation: Model Design and Model Pre-Test Evaluation Report
Reports on the experiences of 19 states that received federal support to work on state health care innovation plans focused on developing innovative healthcare delivery and payment models. Discusses rural concerns in these states, as well as strategies to address rural healthcare needs. Some topics addressed include patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, workforce, broadband access, electronic health record adoption, and telehealth.
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International
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