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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: 01/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Ohio Department of Health - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Resources and information on Ohio's response to COVID-19, including news, resources for local health districts and healthcare providers, and information on cases, testing, and vaccination in the state.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
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A Cross-Sectional Survey of Potential Factors, Motivations, and Barriers Influencing Research Participation and Retention Among People Who Use Drugs in the Rural USA
Study examining research participation and retention among rural people who use drugs (PWUD) based on surveys of 255 research cohort members from Oregon, Kentucky, and Ohio. Examines participant demographics, drug use history, factors influencing research participation, and barriers and motivators related to research retention.
Author(s): Angela T. Hetrick, April M. Young, Miriam R. Elman, et al.
Citation: Trials, 22, 948
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
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FY 2021: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Ohio Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Ohio in Fiscal Year 2021. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Ohio
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Trail Conditions and Community Use: Utilizing Geospatial Video to Guide the Adoption of a Spatial-Temporal Trail Audit Tool (STAT)
Study examining trail audit methods and the potential benefits of the Spatial-temporal Trail Audit Tool (STAT) for rural communities looking to assess and improve trail systems to motivate outdoor physical activity. Describes the process of creating geospatial videos of 2 trails in Ohio by attaching a camera to a bicycle. Discusses the importance of physical activity and trails to rural population health.
Author(s): Carissa Smock, Naomi Carlson, Chelsey Kirkland
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(16), 8741
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
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2021 State of Poverty in Ohio
Describes poverty in Ohio, including the effect that COVID-19 has had on poverty in the state. Features sections on housing, access to healthcare, broadband access, Medicaid expansion, and statistics showing variation between counties.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
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Evaluation of the State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative Round 2: Model Test Final Report
Final report on the Round 2 State Innovation Models (SIM) program across eleven participating states - Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Washington. Discusses the adoption of delivery models and payment reforms related to value-based payment (VBP) and alternative payment models (APMs). Examines whether the implementation efforts and healthcare delivery system reforms impacted the quality of care, health outcomes, population health, and spending.
Additional links: Appendix, Findings at a Glance
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2015-2019 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: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Population Reference Bureau
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Faith in Recovery Coalition Offers Hope for Opioid Use Disorder in Fayette County, Ohio
Highlights the Pathways to Recovery program, which works to address opioid use disorder in rural Ohio. Efforts include educating providers and law enforcement, overdose prevention, harm reduction, and recovery support from Peer Support Specialists.
Author(s): Kathryn Rutz
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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