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Rural Health
Resources by State: Michigan

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
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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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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Where are the Primary Care Doctors? A Look at Michigan’s Primary Care Physician Shortage
Provides an overview 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
Provides an overview of oral health in Michigan. 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.
Author(s): Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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