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Rural Health
Resources by State: Missouri

Summer in the Country: Changes in Medical Students' Perceptions Following an Innovative Rural Community Experience
A summer program developed by University of Missouri School of Medicine for second-year medical students to work with rural, community-based physician preceptors designed to increase the students interest in rural practice. Discusses the students perceptions of rural practice and lifestyle and reports on the student's choices of specialties and initial practice locations.
Author(s): Kevin Y. Kane, Kathleen Quinn, James J. Stevermer, et al.
Citation: Academic Medicine, 88(8), 1157-1163
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
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The Burden of Chronic Diseases in Missouri: Progress and Challenges
Reports on burdens, trends, and disparities of chronic disease in the state of Missouri. Includes discussion on the impact of rurality on the rate of chronic disease, healthcare coverage, and access to healthy food.
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
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Association Between Physical Activity and Insomnia Symptoms in Rural Communities of Southeastern Missouri, Tennessee, and Arkansas
Details a study on the effects of regular physical activity on rural women in Missouri, Tennessee, and Arkansas who suffer from insomnia. Uses data from the 4-year longitudinal study, Walk the Ozarks to Wellness (WOW) Project, as a basis for their findings. Discusses the role body weight and chronic disease play as factors within the framework of the study.
Author(s): Jen Jen Chang, Grace W. Pien, Katherine A. Stamatakis, Ross C. Brownson
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(3), 239-247
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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Care Coordination Keeps Patients, Providers in the Loop
Provides an update on three providers' coordinated care services and the progress they've made since their stories were first published in the Rural Monitor. Includes programs in North Carolina, Idaho, and Missouri.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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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 interviews with focus groups from rural healthcare practices in Missouri describing the challenges of managing chronic disease in small rural healthcare settings. Discusses the characteristics of rural practices and the 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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