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Rural Health
Resources by State: Missouri

Grantee Directory: Rural Outreach Benefits Counseling Grant Program, 2015-2018
Provides contact information and brief overviews of the ten initiatives funded under the Rural Outreach Benefits Counseling grant program in the 2015-2018 funding cycle. The program purpose is to expand outreach, education and enrollment efforts to eligible uninsured individuals and families and the newly insured in rural communities.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Health Equity Series: Food Insecurity
Reports on disparities in food security in Missouri. Includes a brief history of the topic and a discussion of food access. Covers other socio-economic factors that can contribute to food insecurity. Sections 15 and 20 focus specifically on rural versus urban comparisons.
Author(s): Cindy Calender
Date: 12/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Foundation for Health
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Rural Network Leads the Way with Intentional Collaboration
Highlights the work of the Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri and how it capitalizes on Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grants, business leadership, and successful partnerships to impact the health and well-being of residents in West Central Missouri.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Effect of Education plus Access on Perceived Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in a Rural African American Community Intervention
Describes the mid-intervention results of the Men on the Move Growing Communities (MOTMGC) program that works to change the dietary behaviors among rural African Americans in Missouri by providing nutrition education and access to fruits and vegetables through community gardens. Includes data at baseline and mid-intervention by gender, age, income, education, and perceived income adequacy.
Author(s): E. K. Barnidge, E. A. Baker, M. Schootman, et al.
Citation: Health Education Research, 30(5), 773-785
Date: 10/2015
Type: Document
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Motor Vehicle Crashes, Medical Outcomes, and Hospital Charges Among Children Aged 1-12 Years - Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System, 11 States, 2005-2008
Reports on age- and size-appropriate restraint use for children involved in motor vehicle accidents, based on data from 11 states. Lists restraint use for different age groups by the location of the crash in rural compared to urban areas.
Author(s): Erin K. Sauber-Schatz, Andrea M. Thomas, Lawrence J. Cook
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 64(SS08), 1-32
Date: 10/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Missouri Community, Public Health, and Primary Care Linkage: 2011–2012 Pilot Project Results & Evaluation
Describes a study examining the Missouri Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (HDSP), which established partnerships between community organizations, healthcare providers, and local public health departments to identify, refer, and provide follow-up for community members with uncontrolled high blood pressure or pre-hypertension in communities in rural Missouri.
Author(s): Shumei Yun, Ellen Ehrhardt, Lisa Britt, et al.
Citation: Missouri Medicine, 112(4), 323-328
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
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Characteristics of Farm Equipment-Related Crashes Involving Youth Occupants
Identifies factors and data associated with injuries and fatalities that occurred while children and adolescents operated farm equipment in nine Midwestern states.
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
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Rural-Urban Difference in Female Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Missouri
Analyzes and compares the effect of geographic distance and access to a mammography healthcare facility on late detection of breast cancer diagnosis in females residing in rural and urban Missouri.
Author(s): Faustine Williams, Stephen Jeanetta, David O'Brien, John Fresen
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 15(3), 3063
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
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Health in Rural Missouri: Childhood Obesity
Provides an overview of childhood obesity in Missouri. Provides county-level data on obesity in children aged 0 to 5. Discusses challenges rural communities face in addressing this issue and potential solutions.
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Statement by Tim Wolters, Citizens Memorial Hospital and Lake Regional Health System, before the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies
Testimony presented at a May 7, 2015 Labor-HHS Subcommittee hearing on rural health. Discusses the impact rural hospitals have on their communities and the challenges rural Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospitals face that make them vulnerable to cuts in Medicare reimbursement.
Author(s): Tim Wolters
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Appropriations
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