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Rural Health
Resources by State: Ohio

COVID-19 in Appalachia
Offers information, data, and resources for addressing COVID-19 in the Appalachian region. Includes county level COVID-19 confirmed case counts with economic status and its impact on key socioeconomic indicators. Provides additional information for Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grantees.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Ohio Department of Health - COVID-19
Resources and information on Ohio's response to COVID-19, including news, resources for local health districts and providers, and information on cases in the state.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
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Ohio Medicaid and Medicare Telehealth Reimbursement for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Rural Health Clinics (RHC)
Provides an overview of Medicaid and Medicare telehealth reimbursement policies for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in Ohio in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center
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Nursing Home Strategies for COVID-19 Only Isolation of COVID-19 Residents
Identifies flexibilities available to state Medicaid agencies to increase payment for nursing homes during the COVID-19 public health emergency to support enhanced infection control practices. Highlights examples of approved payment models in Ohio, Michigan, and Iowa.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Addressing Opioid Use in Rural Communities: Examples from Critical Access Hospitals
Highlights strategies adopted by Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to combat opioid use in their communities. Describes lessons learned from the featured CAHs regarding the development and implementation of projects targeting opioid use. Identifies ways that State Flex Programs and State Offices of Rural Health can support the efforts of CAHs in addressing opioid use in their communities. Provides list of opioid-related resources for CAHs and State Flex Programs.
Author(s): John Gale, Sara Kahn-Troster, Karen Pearson, Nathan First
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Barriers & Challenges to FQHC Use of Telehealth for Substance Use Disorder: An Examination of Policies Affecting FQHCs Pre- and During the COVID-19 Emergency
Describes barriers for implementing telehealth medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) prior to COVID-19 in Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and where entities received funding from the Health Resources Services Administration for substance use disorder projects. Includes analysis on the policies that have impacted FQHCs' ability to deliver MAT via telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency, and features a chart showing changes to Medicare and Medicaid telehealth policies for FQHC MAT services.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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Ohio State Medical Association - COVID-19 Assistance
Offers physicians and other healthcare workers resources on COVID-19, including telehealth guidance as well as information about financial support for businesses and employees.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Ohio State Medical Association
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Ohio Hospital Association - COVID-19 & Emerging Pathogens
Offers links to COVID-19 resources for hospitals and healthcare providers, including information about prevention, conservation of personal protective equipment, hospital visitor guidance, communication resources for providers, and more.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Hospital Association
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey Chartbook
State- and county-level information 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. Features statistics with breakdowns by 5 levels of population density.
Additional links: All Report Data, All Report Maps, All Report Tables
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Predictors of Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Treatment Use Among Rural Adults using Stimulants over Three Years
Details a study on the factors that predict mental health and substance use treatment utilization among rural stimulant users. Breaks down data from 2002 to 2008 by race, age, and substance use, among other measures.
Author(s): Michael A. Cucciare, Songthip T. Ounpraseuth, Geoffrey M. Curran, Brenda M. Booth
Citation: Substance Abuse, 40(3), 363-370
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
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