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Rural Health
Resources by State: Missouri

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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A Persistent Disparity: Smoking in Rural Sexual and Gender Minorities
Examines the connection between sexual and gender minorities (SGM), rural residency, and smoking through surveys conducted online and at six Missouri Pride Festivals in 2012. Provides a comparison between urban and rural SGM demographics and smoking status.
Author(s): Keisa Bennett, Jane A. McElroy, Andrew O. Johnson, Niki Munk, Kevin D. Everett
Citation: LGBT Health, 2(1), 62–70
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
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Rural Student Profiles
Profiles four health professions students who have used distance education to advance their careers and better serve their communities.
Author(s): Kate Menzies
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Education at a Distance: Virtual Classrooms Bring Healthcare Classes to Rural Areas
Highlights three university health professions programs that are using distance education to allow professionals to stay in their rural communities while earning a degree.
Author(s): Kate Menzies
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health in Rural Missouri: Women's Health
Provides information and statistics on the health status of women, maternal health, mental health, substance use during pregnancy, and intimate partner violence by rurality in Missouri. Covers cancer rates at the county-level and issues for the elderly and aging.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Missouri Primary Care Needs Assessment 2015
Examines 32 primary care health indicators to identify the Missouri counties with the greatest healthcare access and health status needs, which are predominantly rural.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Missouri's Nursing Workforce - 2015
Presents an overview of the nursing workforce in Missouri, using information obtained from 2014-2015. Provides data on advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), registered nurses (RNs), and licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Compares urban and rural population-to-nurse ratios. Includes maps showing nursing workforce by county.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Health in Rural Missouri: Older Adults and Senior Health
Describes the health status of rural, older adults in Missouri. Includes a comparison of health status for rural versus urban adults in the state. Provides county-level data on the population aged 65 and older. Discusses issues of concern, including elder abuse, oral health, injuries from falls, and transportation. Identifies senior and disability services available in the state.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Missouri's Physician Assistant Workforce - 2015
Provides an overview of the physician assistant (PA) workforce in Missouri. Includes county-level data on the geographic distribution of PAs, as well as a comparison of PA-to-population ratios for rural and urban counties. Covers comparative wage data for rural and urban PAs in the state.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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