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Resources by State: Ohio

Comparative Effectiveness of Two Interventions to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening among Females Living in the Rural Midwest
Compares the effectiveness of tailored interventions using audiovisual media and patient navigation versus usual care on colorectal screening rates for women in the rural Indiana and Ohio. Discusses the implication of findings on access to care for rural residents. Includes breakdown of participant level of rurality and other demographic characteristics.
Author(s): Eric A. Vachon, Mira L. Katz, Susan M. Rawl, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 2024
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model: Evaluation Report 2
Presents findings from the first year of the implementation of the Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model, which aims to improve health outcomes for Medicaid-enrolled children with complex physical and behavioral health needs. Provides an overview of the InCK Model and profiles each InCK award recipient's model, community context, approach to assessing beneficiary needs, and alternative payment model design. Identifies models serving rural areas and service gaps in these areas.
Additional links: Findings at a Glance
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Abt Associates, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Data Snapshot: Suicide in Ohio
Provides information on suicide in Ohio, with data broken down by mortality rate, sex, race/ethnicity, age, method, mental health status, and county.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Geographic Differences in Preconception Health Indicators Among Ohio Women Who Delivered Live Births, 2019–2021
Examines preconception health indicators in Ohio women based on geographical differences. Utilizes data from the 2019–2021 Ohio Pregnancy Assessment Survey to analyze indicators such as health behaviors and conditions, substance use, and wanted versus unwanted pregnancy according to metropolitan, Appalachian, rural non-Appalachian, and suburban location.
Author(s): Natalie DiPietro Mager, Michelle Menegay, Connie Bish, Reena Oza-Frank
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 21
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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COVID-19 and Mental Health in Ohio: Trends from 2017 to 2021
Analyzes mental health impairment (MHI) in Ohio residents in 2017, 2019, and 2021 to observe pandemic-related trends and disparities. Includes data breakdowns by sociodemographic characteristics, fiscal stability, health status indicators, insurance status, and Appalachian, metropolitan, rural non-Appalachian, or suburban location.
Author(s): Megan E. Roberts, Dushka Crane, Lauren Elliott-Dorans, et al.
Citation: Ohio Journal of Public Health, 6(1)
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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Strategies to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Ohio: Promoting Positive Social Norms and Intervening to Lessen Harm
A policy brief focused on preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) through trauma-informed care and strengthening the behavioral healthcare workforce. Discusses strategies to prevent ACEs while providing related data, such as county-level maps showing location of family treatment courts and ratio of population to mental health providers, with discussion specific to rural areas.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Data in the North Central Region: The Nebraska Rural Poll, the Ohio Farm Poll, and the NCR-Stat
A recorded webinar that provides an overview of data derived from three polls covering the North Central Region (NCR): Nebraska Rural Poll, Ohio Farm Poll, and NCR-Stat. The polls provide NCR-focused information on community well-being and economic development, employment, policy, agriculture and farm households, population health status, and migration.
Author(s): L.J. McElravy, Douglas Jackson-Smith, Zuzana Bednarik
Date: 01/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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The Age-Dependency Ratio in the North Central Region: Implications for Regional and Community Development Research Brief
Examines the North Central region age-dependency ratio, or the number of dependent individuals (ages 0 to 14 years and 65 or older) compared to the working population (ages 15 to 64 years), and how this impacts workforce and economic development. Provides 2000-2022 population data broken down by metro, suburban, and rural as well as by selected states and counties. Allows user to search within tables and scroll through counties.
Author(s): Roberto Gallardo
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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The Impact of Fentanyl on State- and County-Level Psychostimulant and Cocaine Overdose Death Rates by Race in Ohio from 2010 to 2020: A Time Series and Spatiotemporal Analysis
Analyzes the role of fentanyl in overdose deaths in Ohio. Examines 2010-2020 state- and county-level overdose mortality rates with data further broken down by drug type and race/ethnicity. Discusses related geographical factors such as rurality and Appalachian region.
Author(s): Angela T. Estadt, Brian N. White, JaNelle M. Ricks, et al.
Citation: Harm Reduction Journal, 21, 13
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Differences in Buprenorphine Prescribing Readiness Among Primary Care Professionals With and Without X-Waiver Training in the US
Examines readiness of primary care providers (PCPs) to prescribe buprenorphine to patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). Analyzes PCP knowledge of and confidence in buprenorphine, attitudes toward patients with OUD, and stress and/or empathy toward patients with OUD. Utilizes survey data from 403 PCPs in Ohio and discusses the challenges of addressing OUD in rural contexts.
Author(s): Berkeley Franz, Lindsay Y. Dhanani, O. Trent Hall, et al.
Citation: Harm Reduction Journal, 20, 180
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
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