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Rural Health
Resources by State: Missouri

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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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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Rural Dental Practice: A Tale of Four States
Reports the findings of a study investigating rural dentist issues, such as: demography, training, practice characteristics, staff, and job satisfaction in Alabama, California, Maine, and Missouri.
Additional links: Project Summary
Author(s): C. Holly A. Andrilla, Denise M. Lishner, L. Gary Hart
Date: 03/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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The Effect of Market Reform on Rural Public Health Departments
Reports on how rural health departments and populations they serve were affected by healthcare system changes in the 1990s, particularly Medicaid managed care. Based on site visits to four rural public health departments in each of five states: Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, and Wisconsin.
Author(s): Rebecca Slifkin, Pam Silberman, Susan Reif
Date: 01/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Missouri Show-Me ECHO
Provides training using videoconferencing technology to connect interdisciplinary experts with primary care providers and other professionals in Missouri to develop their skills and improve patient care, access, quality, and efficiency. Offers free continuing education for participating sites and individuals.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Missouri Telehealth Network, University of Missouri School of Medicine
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Critical Access Hospitals in Missouri
Lists all Critical Access Hospitals in Missouri by facility name, city, and region of the state. Updated quarterly.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
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Musculoskeletal Symptoms Among Farmers
Presents a study analyzing musculoskeletal pain in farmers in 9 different Midwestern states through surveys and direct measurements taken every 6 months from 2012 to 2015. Discusses physical measurements taken to record muscle activity and Whole Body Vibration exposure while operating 112 agricultural vehicles.
Author(s): Nathan Fethke, Fred Gerr, Joe Cavanaugh, et al.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
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