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Rural Health
Resources by State: Missouri

Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program Supports Sustainable Change
Provides an overview of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program and the impact several grantees have made in their communities. Discusses the how the grantees planned their projects with the goal of sustaining services after the grant funding ends.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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No Wrong Door: Supporting Community Living for Veterans
Reports on several Veteran-Directed Home- and Community-Based Services (VD-HCBS) programs in 7 states. Presents a breakdown of each program and highlights challenges each program had to overcome. Bases analysis on 2 separate state surveys. Also includes tools useful to building collaborative partnerships between VA medical providers and aging and disability agencies in order to better serve veterans in their communities.
Author(s): Christina Neill Bowen, Wendy Fox-Grage, Kali Thomas, James Rudolph
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AARP Public Policy Institute
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Aging in Place in Small Urban and Rural Communities
Examines the current state of aging in place, including cost benefits of rural residents living independently and using home health services and public transportation, rather than relocating to assisted living facilities. Includes statistics on costs of various types of senior living situations in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Maine, New Mexico, and Montana, and aging in place cost savings forecasts for these states.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Del Peterson, Ted Rieck
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
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An Assessment of Mobile and Portable Dentistry Programs to Improve Population Oral Health
Describes configurations of portable and mobile dental programs including models and applications, discusses targeted populations, details variations in regulations by state, and examines outcomes of preventive interventions in underserved areas. Includes case studies of 7 programs initiated to improve access in underserved populations or in rural areas.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Margaret Langelier, Jean Moore, Rachel Carter, et al.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oral Health Workforce Research Center
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The Status of Telemedicine in Missouri
Provides background information on rural-specific healthcare issues in Missouri, and discusses the value of using telehealth to improve rural healthcare access. Also shares policy recommendations and details about eligibility and payment requirements.
Author(s): Dave Dillon, Jim Mikes
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Hospital Association
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Overdose Deaths, Hospital Visits and Unfilled Jobs: The Opioid Crisis in Missouri and Kansas
Presents a report on the opioid crisis in Missouri and Kansas. Shows maps of county-by-county data for opioid dependence risk, unemployment rate, drug-related mortality rate, opioid-related hospital utilization rate, and the morphine milligram equivalents (MME) per capita rate in both states.
Additional links: Press Release
Author(s): Mat Reidhead, Leslie Porth, Karen Braman
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
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Teaming Up for Asthma Control: EPR-3 Compliant School Program in Missouri Is Effective and Cost-Efficient
Describes a 2011-2014 study in which 54 Missouri school nurses effectively assessed 178 students' asthma status, leading to program improvements and better health outcomes. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by urban, suburban, large rural, or small town or isolated rural area.
Author(s): Benjamin Francisco, Tammy Rood, Rebekah Nevel, Paul Foreman, Sherri Homan
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 14
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
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Physician Manual
Physician manual identifying the conditions of participation for physicians providing services in Missouri state-funded healthcare programs including MO HealthNet. Includes specific procedures for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) participating in these programs.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Social Services
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Opportunities for Promoting Physical Activity in Rural Communities by Understanding the Interests and Values of Community Members
Describes the results of a telephone survey administered to 524 adults from eight rural towns in southeastern Missouri to identify ways to improve rates of physical activity (PA). Includes individual characteristic data by percent trail utilization. Covers life pursuits and reasons for enjoying the trails from individuals who walk but don't meet the PA recommendations by level of enjoyment/importance.
Author(s): Thomas Park, Amy A. Eyler, Rachel G. Tabak, Cheryl Valko, Ross C. Brownson
Location: Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2017
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Missouri
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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