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Rural Health
Resources by State: Michigan

Malpractice Burden, Rural Location, and Discontinuation of Obstetric Care: A Study of Obstetric Providers in Michigan
Reports on a study that examined whether higher malpractice burden on obstetric providers was associated with an increased likelihood of discontinuing obstetric care and whether there were rural-urban differences in the relationship.
Author(s): Xiao Xu, Kristine A. Siefert, Peter D. Jacobson, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 25(1), 33-42
Date: 2009
Type: Document
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What Makes Rural Healthcare Work? An NRHA American Tour
Compilation of vignettes highlighting the opportunities and challenges that exists in the rural healthcare landscape. Describes examples, practices, and lessons learned from providing healthcare services in rural areas. focuses on sharing methods to improve the delivery and quality of healthcare services.
Author(s): Forrest W. Calico, Wayne Myers
Date: 02/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Munson Medical Center: A Prescription for Long-Lasting Wellness
Describes the Shape Up North Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, an initiative of the Munson Medical Center in rural Traverse City, Michigan, in cooperation with local farmers markets.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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Eaton Rapids Medical Center: Improving Teen Mental Health
Profile of the Eaton Rapids Teen Center, established in rural Michigan with the help of the local medical center and community organizations, to support students in grades 6-12 and to promote their mental health.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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MiCareMatters: Stories
Collection of articles highlighting the stories of rural Michiganders and their community hospitals.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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Cancer-Rates.info
Contains cancer incidence and mortality data for a number of states, with the option to view data by county, cancer type, gender, race and ethnicity, and in most cases, rural/urban geography.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky
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Underserved Health Communities
Interactive map showing county-level data for a 10-state region. Includes statistics on county health rankings and roadmaps, population, and ethnicity. Also features stories of two counties in each of these states that have the highest risk for health factors as ranked by the 2016 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region
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Michigan - MPCA eUpdate
Monthly newsletter which includes news, funding opportunities, calendar of events, reports, and training programs.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Primary Care Association
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Michigan
State-level data on population, poverty, food security, educational attainment, employment, and income. Includes data for rural areas, urban areas, and the state as a whole.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Michigan KIDS COUNT Data Center
Provides data on child well-being for the state. Covers demographics, economic well-being, education, family and community, health, and safety and risky behaviors. Some data available by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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