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Resources by State: Missouri

Urban–Rural Disparities in Access to Low-Dose Computed Tomography Lung Cancer Screening in Missouri and Illinois
Investigates the relationship between rurality and access to low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening. Includes county-level maps for Missouri and Illinois, with data on LDCT access, lung cancer deaths per 100,000 people, and prevalence of adult smoking.
Author(s): Karthik Rohatgi, Christine Marx, Marquita Lewis-Thames, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
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Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Demonstration Program: Report to Congress, 2019
Provides an overview of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration. Describes participating states' CCBHC activities including improved access to treatment and recovery support services, the range of services provided during the first year of the demonstration, how states have been reporting and utilizing required quality measures, and assess the costs to CCBHCs. This is the third of five annual reports to Congress on the CCBHC demonstration.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica Policy Research, RAND Corporation
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Preliminary Cost and Quality Findings from the National Evaluation of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Demonstration
Provides an overview of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration through April 2019. Describes the CCBHC payment rates and costs of care through the first demonstration year as well as the experiences of states and CCBHCs reporting the required quality measures. Includes a comparison of payment rates by urban and rural clinic location.
Author(s): Joshua Breslau, Brian Briscombe, Michael Dunbar, et al.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica
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Implementation Findings from the National Evaluation of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Demonstration
Provides an overview of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration through April 2019. Presents findings on implementation progress, successes, and challenges regarding CCBHC staffing, access to care, scope of required services, and care coordination. Includes rural references and case studies throughout.
Author(s): Allison Wishon Siegwarth, Rachel Miller, Jasmine Little, et al.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica Policy Research
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The Alcoholic Beverage: An Elixir, and Yet a Poison?
Examines health messages related to alcohol from federal agencies and the journal literature. Features a Missouri cardiologist who reviews the science on alcohol use and its impact on health and well-being.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Effective Community-Based Initiatives Are Needed to Curb the Opioid Crisis
Describes 6 community-research collaboratives to address the opioid crisis at the local level, including programs in St. Louis, MO, Olympia, WA, Ithaca, NY, and rural programs in Rio Arriba County, NM, western North Carolina, and tribal communities in the Midwest and the Northern Plains.
Author(s): Beth Connolly, Leslie Paulson
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pew Charitable Trusts
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The Influence of Telehealth for Better Health Across Communities
Describes the use of Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO), a videoconferencing peer learning application used by healthcare providers in predominantly rural areas of Missouri for the treatment of COVID-19–positive patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, COPD, and hypertension. Discusses implications for public health and ways to optimize health system performance.
Author(s): Jane A. McElroy, Tamara M. Day, Mirna Becevic
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
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COVID-19: Rural Hospital Compendium
Summarizes Missouri Hospital Association's (MHA) efforts to help rural hospitals address the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes information on advocacy and financial support, the rural healthcare workforce, telehealth, personal protective equipment, and more.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Hospital Association
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Embracing the Power of Show-Me ECHO Learning Communities to Transform Clinical Practice in Missouri
Describes the Show-Me ECHO project, a collaborative video and case-based healthcare education model in Missouri that facilitates professional development across the state. Describes Show-Me ECHO's role in bringing clinicians together to share and learn through practical and experiential knowledge in order to expand healthcare access in rural and underserved communities. Specifically addresses Show-Me ECHO's impacts on knowledge sharing and collaboration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author(s): Lea Brandt, Melissa Warne-Griggs, Kimberly Hoffman, et al.
Citation: Missouri Medicine, 117(3), 216-221
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
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Rides to Health and Wealth: A Driving Force for Rural Health Network Action Webinar
Webinar featuring the Health and Wealth Network in Missouri, which increases access to transportation for rural residents through community coordination and scheduling. Discusses impacts of transportation and mobility on health and healthcare access for rural Missourians.
Additional links: Webinar transcript
Author(s): Kelly Ast
Date: 03/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
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