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Rural Health
Resources by State: Missouri

DRA's Response to COVID-19
Provides information on DRA programs and initiatives related to COVID-19. Includes a map of COVID-19 cases in the region, as well as county-level planning reports.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Delta Regional Authority
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Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services - COVID-19 Outbreak
Resources and information on Missouri's response to COVID-19, including the state hotline, information for healthcare professionals, and information on vaccination, testing, and cases in the state.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
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History of the Swing Bed: A Look Through the Rural Rearview Mirror
Reviews the history of the swing bed program, which helps rural hospitals serve patients and the community through provision of post-acute care. Shares insights from experts who describe early implementation and key program elements that have contributed to the program's success.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Understanding the Rural Swing Bed: More than Just a Reimbursement Policy
Provides an overview of the swing bed program and its role as a patient-centric post-acute care solution that helps rural hospitals serve their communities. Discusses the impact of the program, reimbursement, quality measures, and more.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program
Describes a pilot grant program designed to improve maternal and neonatal health in rural communities by collecting data and supporting the development of financially sustainable and coordinated network models. Aims to make maternal and obstetrics care more accessible through increased use of telehealth and specialty care. Fact sheet provides information on the activities of 3 rural networks funded through the RMOMS program.
Additional links: Fact Sheet, October 2020
Date: 08/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program: Highlights and Lessons Learned from the Planning Year (2019 – 2020)
Webinar recording discusses the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program and evaluates its successes and challenges. Includes information on network models and planning year activities, as well as baseline characteristics of the maternal health population prior to program implementation. Features presentations from Mission Analytics and Insight Policy Research.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 07/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Hospital Closings in Southern States
Interactive map depicting 59 rural hospital closures from January 2012 - July 2021 in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Uses data from the North Carolina Health Research Program.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
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COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Campaign Online Analysis
Provides links to online communication tools and state-level resources to increase COVID-19 vaccination confidence across the eight Delta Regional Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program states: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Legato Healthcare Marketing, National Rural Health Resource Center
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Evaluation of the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program: First Annual Report
Reports on the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) program awardees' planning year 2019-2020. Introduces the program, the need for increased access to maternal and obstetric care in rural areas, and the program's strategic goals. Offers an overview of the 3 RMOMS awardees in Texas, Missouri, and New Mexico and rural maternal health challenges in each area.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Missouri - COVID-19 ECHO
Provides current information and support for healthcare providers and stakeholders across Missouri. Offers a COVID-19 video conference every Monday presented by a multidisciplinary expert team discussing current developments, answer questions, and the management of patient cases.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Missouri Telehealth Network, University of Missouri School of Medicine
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