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Rural Health
Resources by State: Ohio

Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Treatment Delay Within Appalachia – The Role of For-Profit Hospitals
Discusses the timeliness of colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment in rural hospitals of the Appalachian regions of Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Study uses data from the 2006-2008 Central Cancer Registry (CCR) as well as Medicare claims to identify delays between diagnosis and treatment in healthcare facilities with various funding models.
Author(s): Eric E. Seiber, Fabian Camacho, Muhammad Fazal Zeeshan, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 31(4), 382-391
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
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Improving Access and Provision of Preventive Oral Health Care for Very Young, Poor, and Low-Income Children Through a New Interdisciplinary Partnership
Describes a demonstration model in which dental care and education was provided by a nurse practitioner-dietitian team to 4,360 Ohio preschool children enrolled in the Women, Infants, and Children program at one urban and one rural site.
Author(s): Diana L. Biordi, Marjet Heitzer, Eric Mundy, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 105(Suppl 2), e23-e29
Date: 04/2015
Type: Document
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Telemedicine for Children with Developmental Disabilities: A More Effective Clinical Process than Office-based Care
Examines the Tele-Health-Kids, a school-based program using asynchronous telemedicine to connect children with developmental disabilities with their primary care physician for the treatment of minor illnesses in rural Ohio. Includes data on the chronic conditions of children with developmental disabilities enrolled in the program and survey responses from parents on the expectations, concerns, and post-visit outcomes for the Tele-Health-Kids program.
Author(s): Diane L. Langkamp, Mark D. McManus, Susan D. Blakemore
Citation: Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 21(2), 110-114
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
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Developing a Culturally Competent, Sustainable Rural Model for Diabetes Prevention
Assesses a community- and family-based approach to diabetes prevention and management in 11 Appalachian counties across 3 states. Highlights the benefits of utilizing a culturally sensitive approach to diabetes education and awareness when engaging rural communities.
Author(s): Lesli Johnson, Sharon Denham
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 15(1), 3031
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
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Adherence and Delivery: Implementation Quality and Program Outcomes for the 7th Grade Keepin' It Real Program
A study to determine how the implementation quality (IQ) of a drug and alcohol prevention program specific for rural middle school adolescents can affect desired results. Seventh grade students from 25 schools in rural Pennsylvania and Ohio participated in the keepin' it REAL prevention program. Variables used to evaluate the program included adherence to the curriculum, teacher and student engagement, and a rating of teacher delivery quality.
Author(s): Jonathan Pettigrew, John W. Graham, Michelle Miller-Day, et al.
Citation: Prevention Science,16(1), 90-99
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
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Community Members' Input into Cancer Prevention Campaign Development and Experience Being Featured in the Campaign
Explores the partnership between cancer researchers and community members who worked together to develop county-specific media campaigns to improve colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates and fruit and vegetable consumption in Appalachian Ohio. Covers the experiences of community members featured in the media campaigns. Includes demographic information for both media campaigns, such as gender, education, personal history of CRC, and first-degree relative with CRC.
Author(s): Mira L. Katz, Brittney Keller, Cathy M. Tatum, et al.
Citation: Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 9(2), 149-156
Date: 2015
Type: Document
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The Impact of Chronic Disease in Ohio: 2015
Reports the rates of chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes in the state of Ohio by county. Includes statistics and data by age range, gender, income level, education, and risk factors. Offers rural specific data available for health disparities and social determinants of health.
Author(s): Carrie Hornbeck, John Kollman, Tyler Payne, Holly Sobotka
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
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Distribution of Cardiovascular Disease and Associated Risk Factors by County Type and Health Insurance Status: Results from the 2008 Ohio Family Health Survey
Analyzes the health status of Ohio residents living in Appalachia with other rural and non-rural populations in Ohio. Uses 2008 Ohio Family Health Survey data to identify links among county demographics, health insurance coverage, and health outcomes in low-income adult populations.
Author(s): Mbabazi Kariisa, Eric Seiber
Citation: Public Health Reports, 130(1), 87-95
Date: 2015
Type: Document
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Health Disparities Are Leaving Ohio's Rural Children Behind
Examines rural health disparities and their impact on children in rural, poverty stricken counties in Ohio, many in Appalachia. Investigates how limited access to nutritious food and healthcare providers has led to the health disparities in children. Offers policy recommendations to remedy the situation.
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Children's Defense Fund
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State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative Evaluation: Model Design and Model Pre-Test Evaluation Report
Reports on the experiences of 19 states that received federal support to work on state health care innovation plans focused on developing innovative healthcare delivery and payment models. Discusses rural concerns in these states, as well as strategies to address rural healthcare needs. Some topics addressed include patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, workforce, broadband access, electronic health record adoption, and telehealth.
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International
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