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Rural Health
Resources by State: Ohio

Stepping into the Breach: How States and Insurers Worked Together to Prevent Bare Counties for 2018
Examines six states - Iowa, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Washington - that faced the prospect of having counties with no participating insurers ahead of the 2018 plan year open enrollment period. Shares insights from interviews with insurers and state regulators, focusing on how administrative and/or legislative actions and media coverage affected insurers' decisions to remain in the Marketplace. Includes a discussion on the challenges associated with risk assessment and rate setting in low-population, rural counties.
Author(s): Kevin Lucia, Jack Hoadley, Sabrina Corlette, Dania Palanker, Olivia Hoppe
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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Behavioral Health Trends in Ohio
Covers publications focusing on behavioral health research in Ohio. Includes research briefs on a variety of topics, such as housing retention, care coordination, employment, social connectedness, and others, as they relate to behavioral health.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
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Medicaid Payment and Delivery System Reform: Early Insights from 10 Medicaid Expansion States
Examines the evolution of payment and delivery system reform in ten states that expanded Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). States were chosen to provide diversity in size, location, urban/rural mix, and population demographics. Findings are based on a review of states' managed care policies and contracting documents, supplemented by interviews with senior Medicaid officials.
Author(s): Sara Rosenbaum, Sara Schmucker, Sara Rothenberg, Rachel Gunsalus, J. Zoë Beckerman
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry
Video highlighting a faith-based HIV/AIDS program in northeast Ohio that provides support groups, an HIV clinic, children's programs, a food and household item pantry, a housing program, and a peer navigator program.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Overdose Deaths Related to Fentanyl and Its Analogs — Ohio, January-February 2017
Reports findings from a study of 281 unintentional overdose fatalities in 25 Ohio counties from January-February 2017, checking for the presence of fentanyl analogs, opioids, and other drugs. Includes demographic and drug data by type of county, including data for rural and Appalachian counties.
Additional links: Errata
Author(s): Raminta Daniulaityte, Matthew P. Juhascik, Kraig E. Strayer, et al.
Location: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 66(34), 904-908
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Appalachian Diseases of Despair
Presents mortality data on overdoses, suicides, and alcoholic liver disease/cirrhosis among people ages 15-64, from the 2015 Multiple Cause of Death database. Features statistics with breakdowns by region, Appalachian state, gender, and metropolitan or nonmetropolitan location.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Megan Heffernan, Erin Tanenbaum, Topher Hoffmann
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Health Disparities in Appalachia
Measures population health in Appalachia and explores disparities within the region and between Appalachia and the country as a whole. Features statistics on mortality, morbidity, behavioral health, child health, community characteristics, lifestyle, healthcare systems, quality of care, and social determinants, with breakdowns between urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Julie L. Marshall, Logan Thomas, Nancy M. Lane, et al.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, PDA, Inc.
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2016 State of Poverty: A Portrait of Ohio Families
A discussion of poverty in the state of Ohio, with a particular focus on the geography of poverty. Statistics and data regarding food insecurity and families in poverty included, as well as a comparison of rural, urban, and suburban rates.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey
Provides state and county-level data on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Includes breakdowns by five levels of urban or rural county types.
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Improving Rural Health: Making an Impact in Five Years
Issue brief exploring state health agencies' efforts to address mortality from heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke among rural Americans. Includes a list of rural health resources for state health agencies and emphasizes the importance of partnerships in improving public health. Describes case studies of programs that target rural and underserved populations in Colorado, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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