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Resources by State: Ohio

Partnerships to Establish and Sustain Rural GME: Q and A with Randy Longenecker, MD
Interview with Randy Longenecker, founding executive director of the RTT Collaborative, now called the Rural Medical Training Collaborative. Explores the history of efforts to address physician shortages in rural Appalachian Ohio and discusses challenges in developing and sustaining rural graduate medical education partnerships and experiences.
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
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Who is at Risk Amid the H5N1 Influenza Outbreak? Characteristics and Health Coverage of Animal Production Workers
Analyzes demographic characteristics of animal production and aquaculture workers to determine risk for contracting H5N1 influenza, also known as bird flu. Characteristics include race and ethnicity, immigration status, insurance status, household income, and English proficiency in the 7 impacted states. Discusses policy measures to address health threats.
Author(s): Josh Michaud, Drishti Pillai, Samantha Artiga, Jennifer Kates
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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How Ohio Public Library Systems Respond to Opioid-Related Substance Use: A Descriptive Analysis of Survey Results
Reports on measures to deter substance use and prevent overdose in 56 Ohio public library systems, with comparisons of rural, town, suburban, and city library systems. Includes data on evidence of opioid use, response measures, and capacity to respond to opioid use.
Author(s): Patrick M. Schnell, Ruochen Zhao, Sydney Schoenbeck, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 24, 1336
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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Moving Toward Equity: An Evaluation Toolkit
Discusses how equity is connected to health outcomes for Ohio citizens and ways public health partners can evaluate progress when implementing initiatives to improve equity for disadvantaged populations, including those in rural and Appalachian areas. Focuses on assessment and planning, equitable evaluation plans, quality improvement, and collecting data.
Author(s): Carrie Almasi, Édith Nkenganyi, Tonni Oberly, Jacob Santiago
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Ohio 2024 Health Value Dashboard
Provides an overview of population health status in Ohio, with a focus on healthcare spending, access to care, public health and prevention initiatives, physical environment, and more. Includes equity profiles of select disadvantaged groups, rural and Appalachian population health considerations, and county-level data on heart disease.
Additional links: Equity Profiles, Snapshot
Author(s): Becky Carroll, Hailey Akah, Carrie Almasi, Nick Wiselogel
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Uplifting Community Voices: Housing and Health
Examines the Healthy Beginnings at Home (HBAH) and Families Flourish programs and their impact on improving housing stability and maternal, child, and family health and well-being in Ohio. Includes a county-level map showing percentage of citizens spending 30% or more of income on mortgage or rent, as well as metro versus nonmetro statistics related to living/housing wages.
Author(s): Tonni Oberly, Robin Blair-Ackison, Carrie Almasi
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Ohio Health Policy Brief: Connections Between Water Quality and Health
Examines water quality in Ohio, the health impacts of polluted water, and water policy to address potential harm. Provides data on harmful algal bloom, percent of households without complete plumbing facilities by county type, per capita H2Ohio funding for lead service line replacements by county type, and counties with drinking water violations. Includes discussion about environmental health disparities in disadvantaged populations, such as Appalachian and rural.
Author(s): Lexi Chirakos, Robin Blair-Ackison, Tonni Oberly, Jacob Santiago, Anna Sheeran
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Effects of the Communities that Heal (CTH) Intervention on Perceived Opioid-Related Community Stigma in the HEALing Communities Study: Results of a Multi-Site, Community-Level, Cluster-Randomized Trial
Examines levels of community stigma toward naloxone use, medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), and people treated for opioid use disorder (OUD), as related to different periods during the Communities that Heal (CTH) intervention. Analyzes survey data from 66 communities across 4 states by rural-urban status regarding their perceptions of OUD. Discusses implications of the intervention for rural communities addressing OUD and stigma.
Author(s): Alissa Davis, Hannah K. Knudsen, Daniel M. Walker, et al.
Citation: The Lancet Regional Health - Americas, 32
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Perspectives on APRN Prescribing of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder: Key Barriers Remain
Interviewed 76 healthcare and industry workers across 4 states to identify themes related to nurse practitioner (NP) scope of practice regulations for medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD). Topics covered include access to care, rural needs, psychiatric NPs, and the nursing model of care. Discusses policy measures and other barriers to offering care.
Author(s): Susan A. Chapman, Leah Fraimow-Wong, Bethany J. Phoenix, Matthew Tierney, Joanne Spetz
Citation: Journal of Substance Use & Addiction Treatment, 157, 209215
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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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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