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Resources by State: Missouri

Missouri's Dental Hygiene Workforce - 2015
Provides an overview of the dental hygienist workforce in Missouri. Includes county-level data on the geographic distribution of hygienists, as well as a comparison of hygienist-to-population ratios for rural and urban counties.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Missouri's Social Work Workforce - 2015
Provides an overview of Missouri's social work workforce in 2015. Includes information by specialty and covers county-level data on social workers, with rural versus urban comparisons describing access to social workers and average income.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Trace Regional Hospital Houston, MS: Emergency Room Closure/Conversion Overview
Addresses issues leading to a rural hospital closure in Missouri and the closure process. Discusses the hospital's conversion to a hospital-based Rural Health Clinic and the subsequent results. Slides from a presentation at the November 20, 2014 Georgia Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee meeting.
Date: 11/2014
Type: Presentation Slides
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Health Equity Series: Older Adult Health Disparities in Missouri
Discusses health disparities and risk factors for Missouri adults age 65 and older. Includes information on provider shortages and access to transportation services in rural areas.
Author(s): Cristina Cousins
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Foundation for Health
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Mental Health First Aid Offers Helping Hand in Rural Communities
Highlights Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), an 8-hour certification program, used in rural areas to prepare community members to identify and help people in distress.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Missouri's Dentists - 2014
Highlights Missouri's dental workforce, focusing on access to dental health services. Compares urban and rural population to dentist ratios. Includes a county map of total dentists, showing five counties without dental health services at the time of the study. Reports that there are 99 counties in Missouri designated as Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas in 2014.
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Patient Simulators Sharpen Skills of Rural Practitioners
Discusses medical innovations in simulation training and the associated benefits for rural practitioners, who often see fewer emergencies than their urban counterparts.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural, Suburban, and Urban Differences in Factors That Impact Physician Adherence to Clinical Preventive Service Guidelines
Highlights a qualitative study based on interviews with 29 primary care physicians from various areas in Missouri regarding barriers to following the clinical preventive service guidelines. Breaks down results by location and perceived barrier, such as outcome expectancy, patient health status, or evidence interpretation.
Author(s): Elaine C. Khoong, Wesley S. Gibbert, Jane M. Garbutt, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 30(1), 7-16
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
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Not Enough Primary-Care Doctors? Try Missouri's Prescription
Describes how medical school graduates are legally allowed to work as assistant physicians in rural and underserved areas of Missouri without having completed a residency program. Discusses legislation that allows medical school graduates to become practicing assistant physicians and practice requirements.
Author(s): Arthur L. Caplan
Citation: Missouri Medicine, 111(6), 474-475
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Among American Indian Men Aged 50 or Older, Kansas and Missouri, 2006-2008
Results from five focus groups designed to raise awareness, promote discourse, identify barriers, and develop culturally relevant education strategies related to screening and early detection.
Author(s): Aimee S. James, Melissa K. Filippi,Christina M. Pacheco, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 10
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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