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Rural Health
Resources by State: Missouri

2019 Physician Assistant Telehealth Survey
Discusses survey results of 95 physician assistants (PAs) across Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma regarding their use and perceptions of telehealth. Examines survey results across a variety of geographic and practice settings. Presents a brief overview of some federal and state-level policies about PA reimbursement and their ability to provide telehealth services.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Heartland Telehealth Resource Center
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A Guide for Rural Health Care Collaboration and Coordination
Describes how rural hospitals, community health centers, local public health departments, and other organizations can work together to identify health needs in their community and develop partnerships and strategies to help address these needs. Identifies areas of collaboration and coordination. Includes networking and collaboration case studies in rural Missouri and North Dakota. Provides a template and discussion questions for developing partnerships.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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A Qualitative Study Identifying Barriers and Facilitators of Physical Activity in Rural Communities
Highlights a study on physical activity rates and structural impediments and advantages within rural communities that affect those rates. Bases findings on interviews with rural adults in southeast Missouri. Examines the attitudes and concerns about physical activity and makes suggestions for future interventions.
Author(s): Amanda S. Gilbert, Dixie D. Duncan, Alan M. Beck, et al.
Citation: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
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HIV Testing in 50 Local Jurisdictions Accounting for the Majority of New HIV Diagnoses and Seven States with Disproportionate Occurrence of HIV in Rural Areas, 2016–2017
Reports on HIV testing in 50 local jurisdictions where most new diagnoses of HIV infection in 2016 and 2017 were found and in seven states with high rural rates of HIV. Includes rural-urban data on HIV testing for Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.
Author(s): Marc A. Pitasi, Kevin P. Delaney, John T. Brooks, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 68(25), 561-567
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural‐Urban Trends in Opioid Overdose Discharges in Missouri Emergency Departments, 2012‐2016
Study of opioid overdose cases treated by Missouri emergency departments from 2012-2016 that compares rural and urban rates. Analyzes billing data from the state's Patient Abstract System (PAS), including population information and type of opiate involved in the overdose over the data period. Discusses the role of non-heroin opioids in overdose rates and implications of observed trends for emergency departments.
Author(s): Whitney Coffey, Andrew Hunter, Evan Mobley, Alana Vivolo-Kantor
Citation: The Journal of Rural Health, 36(2), 177-186
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
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Evaluation of the Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents - Payment Reform
Second annual report evaluating a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Innovation payment model intended to reduce avoidable hospitalizations for long-term care nursing facility residents. Appendices include findings from participating programs in Alabama, Missouri, Indiana, Nevada, Colorado, New York, and Pennsylvania. Addresses challenges for rural participants throughout.
Additional links: Findings at a Glance
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International
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Rural Mental Health Network: Expanding and Strengthening Care Coordination
Highlights the Rural Mental Health Network in Missouri through an interview with its director. Addresses the network's focus on care coordination for social determinants of health needs, challenges, accomplishments, the role of Community Health Workers (CHWs), lessons learned, and more.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Health in Rural Missouri: Biennial Report, 2018-2019
Provides an overview of rural health in Missouri. Focuses on health status and factors that impact health. Covers demographics and population, social determinants of health, healthcare access, health status, maternal and child health, and the healthcare delivery system. Includes information on mortality related to specific health conditions as well as due to opioid overdose and suicide.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Reimagine Rural Health in Missouri
Summarizes discussion and strategies regarding ten rural health issues explored at the 2018 Rural Healthcare Summit in Missouri. Covers topics such as expanded access to behavioral health services, primary care, substance use disorder treatment; social determinants of health; payment models; telehealth; and more.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Hospital Association
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Mizzou Educates the Next Generation of Rural Providers through Lectures, Clerkships, and Community Integration
Features the University of Missouri School of Medicine's MU AHEC Rural Track Pipeline Program, which prepares medical students and residents for rural practice through a lecture series, rural clerkships, and a community integration project.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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