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Rural Health
Resources by State: Ohio

Food For Every Child: The Need for Healthy Food Financing in Ohio
Describes the extent and implications of food deserts in rural and urban Ohio and outlines a solution by financing the construction of grocery stores in underserved areas.
Author(s): Jordan Tucker, Caroline Harries, Risa Waldoks, David Treering
Date: 06/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Food Trust
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Health Policy Brief: The Role of Diversity in Ohio's Health Workforce
Discusses healthcare access for Ohio's underserved populations and strategies to help diversify its health workforce. Covers potential benefits of increasing the representation of rural people in the health workforce.
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Clinical, Sociodemographic and Service Provider Determinants of Guideline Concordant Colorectal Cancer Care for Appalachian Residents
Presents a study of Appalachian colorectal cancer patients diagnosed between 2006-2008 regarding their adherence to treatment guidelines by measuring rates of chemotherapy, lymph node assessment, and radiation treatments. Breaks down results by participants' age, race, and type and severity of comorbidity, as well as several treatment facility factors, such as bed size and surgical volume, among others.
Author(s): Steven T. Fleming, Heath B. Mackley, Fabian Camacho, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 30(1), 27-39
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
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Risky Sex in Rural America: Longitudinal Changes in a Community-Based Cohort of Methamphetamine and Cocaine Users
Analyzes the relationship between stimulant use and sexual behavior in a community-based study of rural users in select counties in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Ohio.
Author(s): Tyrone F. Borders, Katharine E. Stewart, Patricia B. Wright
Citation: American Journal on Addictions, 22(6), 535-542
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
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Health Policy Brief: The Health Policy Institute of Ohio's Telehealth Leadership Summit, Key Findings and Considerations
Presents key findings from the Telehealth Leadership Summit held in July 2013. Includes discussion on telehealth regulations and practices, healthcare professional shortages, and education and training.
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Food Programs Aim to Help Specific Populations: Rural Elderly and Children Often the Most Vulnerable to Hunger
Highlights Kids' Cafes, community gardens, backpack programs, and mobile pantries which target hungry seniors, children, and families.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Food Pantries Serving More and More of the Rural Poor
Highlights food pantries and other volunteer operations that serve rural households experiencing food insecurity, often for the first time.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Adapting School-Based Substance Use Prevention Curriculum Through Cultural Grounding: A Review and Exemplar of Adaptation Processes for Rural Schools
Describes the process that program designers used to adapt the urban evidence-based keepin' it REAL substance use prevention curriculum for use in rural schools in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Author(s): Margaret Colby, Michael L. Hecht, Michelle Miller-Day, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Community Psychology, 51(1-2), 190-205
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
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Enforcement of Ohio's Smoke Free Workplace Law Through the Lens of Public Health Practice
Provides a rural versus urban comparison of Ohio's public health workforce enforcing a smoke-free workplace law in Ohio to determine agency and workforce associations. Includes demographic data and county and agency characteristic data by region, jurisdiction, rural versus urban, and status of enforcement of the law.
Author(s): David Bruckman, Terry Allan, Matthew Stefanak, et al.
Citation: Public Health Reports, 128(1), 54-63
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Improving Accessibility: VISN 11 Mobile Prosthetics Van Program
Describes a mobile program that provides prosthetic and orthotic services to veterans in areas of Michigan, Indiana, northwest Ohio, and eastern Illinois that did not previously offer them and that may be many miles away from the nearest veteran medical center (VAMC).
Author(s): Sherri DeLoof, Guadalupe Bravo, Ernest Howard, Michael Rilenge
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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