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Resources by State: Ohio

2023-2027 Ohio State Oral Health Plan
Provides an overview of Ohio's state plan to improve and integrate oral health into citizens' overall healthcare plans. Focuses on community conditions, health behaviors, access to quality care, dental care outcomes, and oral health outcomes. Includes strategies specific to rural, Appalachian Ohio and data on dentists who billed at least 100 services to Medicaid in 2021 by county.
Author(s): Becky Sustersic Carroll, Hailey Akah, Lexi Chirakos
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Health Policy Institute of Ohio, Oral Health Ohio
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Ohio 2023 Early Childhood Dashboard
Provides an overview of early childhood health outcomes and overall wellness in Ohio. Covers issues such as birth outcomes, young child health, maternal health, school readiness, healthcare access and quality, economic stability, food insecurity, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), housing, and more. Includes family profiles and data with comparisons of Ohio's metrics versus the U.S. at large, as well as select data broken down by county, race/ethnicity, and rural versus urban.
Author(s): Carrie Almasi, Hailey Akah, Lexi Chirakos, Brian O'Rourke
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Groundwork Ohio, Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Ohio Health Value Dashboard: A Closer Look at Outdoor Air Pollution and Health
Discusses the causes of air pollution in Ohio and the impact of air quality on population and individual health. Examines air pollution exposure by race/ethnicity and county. Provides suggestions for policies that can improve air quality and population health.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Who Cannot Afford to Pay Medical Bills in the North Central Region?
Reports on survey respondents from the North Central Region who struggled to pay bills within the last 12 months. Provides data by state, health status, income level, employment status, business type, business profitability, household type, marital status, gender, age, and race/ethnicity. Some of the demographic groups are further broken down by rural versus urban location.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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Exploring Health Insurance Coverage in the North Central Region at the Intersection of Location, Employment, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity
Provides data on health insurance coverage in North Central Region states. Includes rural versus urban coverage comparisons, further broken down by employment type, gender, and race/ethnicity.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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FY 2022: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Ohio Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Ohio in Fiscal Year 2022. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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The State of Poverty in Ohio: 2022
Describes poverty in Ohio, including the effect that COVID-19 has had on poverty in the state. Features sections on employment, child care, student loan debt, and housing concerns. Features statistics showing variation between counties.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2016-2020 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. Includes data explorer options for Appalachian categories such as population and age, education, income and poverty, computer and broadband access, rural Appalachia versus rural America, and employment and commuting.
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 09/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Population Reference Bureau
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Consumer Finances in Rural Appalachia
Describes the financial needs and challenges of consumers in rural Appalachia. Features sections on consumer finance profiles, including a section on medical debt, and consumer distress and delinquencies. Appendix A includes state-level statistics for the 13 Appalachian states, including percent of rural people with medical debt in the state.
Author(s): Matthew Liu, Cooper Luce, Michael Orevba, Shawn Sebastian, Cortnie Shupe
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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"How Do We Get to Them?" Insights on Preconception and Interconception Health for Women in Rural Northwest Ohio
Examines preconception and interconception health concerns for women of a reproductive age living in rural Hardin County. Analyzes semistructured interviews with 14 community participants and discusses 3 themes related to women's health: available resources, community observations about social determinants and access, and potential health intervention strategies.
Author(s): Akia D. Clark, Natalie A. DiPietro Mager
Citation: Ohio Journal of Public Health, 5(1), 85-93
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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