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Rural Health
Resources by State: Missouri

The Missouri Medicaid Expansion: Good for All Missourians
Estimates the impact of Medicaid expansion in Missouri. Focuses on the overall impact on Missouri's rural areas, and includes county-level data on the percent of people eligible for insurance under the Medicaid expansion.
Author(s): Timothy McBride, Sidney Watson, Amy Blouin
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Missouri Budget Project
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Medicaid Health Homes for Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions
Profiles 4 states that were the first to receive federal approval to take up a state option under the Affordable Care Act to implement health homes for Medicaid beneficiaries with chronic conditions. Focuses on Missouri, Rhode Island, New York, and Oregon. Mentions rural throughout.
Date: 08/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Kansas City, MO, June 18-20, 2012
Provides a summary of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services' (NACRHHS) 71st meeting, which included discussions on the following topics: health reform, services for the elderly, rural hospitals and infrastructure, frontier demonstration projects, child care, and Head Start.
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Perinatal Mortality and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in a Low-Income Rural Population of Women who Smoke
Describes a study of adverse birth outcomes and perinatal mortality rates of low-income women in rural Missouri. Analyzes resulting data by age at enrollment, race and ethnicity, and rate of smoking before and during pregnancy, among other factors. Discusses the role of socioeconomic status and maternal stress as potential factors in birth outcomes.
Author(s): Jane A. McElroy, Tina Bloom, Kelly Moore, et al.
Citation: Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 94(4), 223-229
Date: 04/2012
Type: Document
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Economic Impact of a Smoke-Free Ordinance on Bars and Restaurants in a Small, Rural, Missouri Community
Examines the economic impact of a city-wide smoke free ordinance in rural Kirksville, Missouri on bar and restaurant taxable sales revenues.
Author(s): Carolyn C. Cox, Noaman Kayani, Stanley R. Cowan, Leslie A. Moss
Citation: Missouri Medicine, 109(1), 75-78
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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The Management of Chronic Diseases in Rural Missouri Practices
Reports the results of focus groups with rural healthcare practices to describe the challenges of chronic disease management in small, rural healthcare practices in Missouri. Includes characteristics describing the rural practices and communities they serve.
Author(s): Maithe Enriquez, Jill Moormeier, William Lafferty
Citation: Missouri Medicine, 109(3), 210-215
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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Missouri 2010-2013 Rural Health Plan
Identifies and addresses four priority rural health issues in Missouri, including: access to affordable health care, transportation, emergency services, and lack of rural health workforce.
Date: 04/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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The Power of Trails for Promoting Physical Activity in Communities
Highlights findings on specific trail characteristics that appear to attract regular users and examines how trails influence physical activity among various populations. Includes evidence from two studies of adults living in rural Missouri.
Author(s): Philip J. Troped, Heather A. Whitcomb
Date: 01/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Active Living Research
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Grantee Directory: Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program 2010-2013
Contains a directory of the Delta States Rural Development Grant Program in the 2010-2013 funding cycle. Includes a program overview and contact information for each of the twelve grantees. The Delta States region consists of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Achieving Success in QIO and Rural Hospital Partnerships
Provides 4 case studies that highlight strategies employed by Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) to help small rural hospitals implement successful quality improvement initiatives. Focuses on the benefits of technical assistance from QIOs to rural hospitals.
Author(s): Janet Pagan-Sutton, Lauren Silver, Jyoti Gupta
Date: 02/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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