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Rural Health
Resources by State: Michigan

Access to Dental Care Remains a Challenge for Millions of Michiganders
Report reevaluates a 2015 Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) study on oral healthcare access in Michigan. Breaks down key takeaways from the study, such as rates of Medicaid enrolled dentists, access for low-income populations, and dentist distribution.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pew Charitable Trusts
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Rural Promising Practice Issue Brief: Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Using Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool (OST) and Other Interventions at Rural Facilities
Outlines the Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool (OST) as a promising practice for assessing osteoporosis risk in rural veteran populations. Features examples in three Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities.
Additional links: Overview
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
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Promising Practice: Michigan Center for Rural Health Helps Rural ACOs Get Off the Ground
Describes how the Michigan Center for Rural Health (MCRH), a nonprofit State Office of Rural Health, provided outreach and advocacy to rural health facilities in the state to help them change from volume to value in the provision of outpatient primary care, and transition to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Screening for Social Determinants of Health in Michigan Health Centers
Examines screening practices for the social determinants of health in Michigan health center settings, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Includes map of Michigan with health center locations; health center characteristics and statistics; patients in the study; and percentages of health center screenings for core domains.
Author(s): Elena Byhoff, Alicia J. Cohen, Mary C. Hamati, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 30(4), 418-427
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Michigan Center for Rural Health 2017 Annual Report
Describes the history, mission, and work of the Michigan Center for Rural Health for 2017. Includes projects such as rural AED distribution, recruitment and retention, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and a discussion of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in Michigan.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Center for Rural Health
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Rural Farmers Market Promotes Food Security
Discusses food insecurity and access to healthy foods, with a focus on how regional farmers markets are helping to solve those challenges. Includes program examples in Michigan as well as information about how farmers markets can partner with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: 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
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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Rural Hospital and Physician Participation in Private Sector Quality Initiatives
Results of a study to analyze 12 quality reporting and quality improvement programs being used by dominant insurers in Alabama, Kansas, Michigan, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Utah, between 2011 and 2013.
Author(s): Amanda Diehl, Michelle Casey, Alex Evenson
Date: 10/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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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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