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Resources by State: Ohio

Mental Health in Ohio: 2019 Update
Examines mental health in Ohio and intersecting issues such as comorbidities, healthcare access, insurance status, and being part of a minority group, based on results of the 2019 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS) and the Ohio COVID-19 Survey series. Includes data breakdowns based on age, sex, race/ethnicity, and rural Appalachian, rural non-Appalachian, suburban, and/or metropolitan location, among others.
Author(s): Dushka Crane, Andreas Teferra, Tim Sahr, at al.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program, Ohio Department of Aging, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Medicaid, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
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Housing Insecurity in Ohio: 2019 Update
Examines housing insecurity in Ohio and its intersecting issues such as healthcare outcomes and homelessness based on the 2019 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS). Includes data on housing status based on rural Appalachian, rural non-Appalachian, suburban, and metropolitan location.
Author(s): Doug Spence, Tim Sahr, Townsand Price-Spratlen, et al.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program, Ohio Department of Aging, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Medicaid, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
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Health in Rural Ohio: 2019 Update
Examines disparities in health conditions, insurance status, health behaviors, economic distress, and more in rural versus non-rural Ohioans based on the 2019 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS).
Author(s): Anirudh V. S. Ruhil, Heather Robinson, Piyali Das, et al.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program, Ohio Department of Aging, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Medicaid, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
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Employment in Ohio: 2019 Update
Examines the adult Ohio workforce based on the 2019 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS). Includes employment information such as percent employed, hours worked, and reasons for not working according to rural Appalachian, rural non-Appalachian, suburban, and metropolitan location.
Author(s): Michael Nau , Eric Seiber, Thomas Albani, et al.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program, Ohio Department of Aging, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Medicaid, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
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Health of Older Ohioans: 2019 Update
Reports on disease prevalence, chronic conditions, and social determinants of health of Ohio population aged 60 or older, based on data from the 2019 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS). Includes age distribution of older Ohioans by rural Appalachian, rural non-Appalachian, suburban, and metropolitan county types.
Author(s): Virginia Nivar, Thomas Albani, Concetta Reda, et al.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program, Ohio College of Medicine Government Resource Center, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Medicaid
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Child and Adolescent Health in Ohio: 2019 Update
Examines health outcomes for children in Ohio based on 2019 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS) data. Reports on health status, access to healthcare, utilization of healthcare, and dental care, with demographic information broken down by age, gender, race/ethnicity, income, insurance status, and rural Appalachian, rural non-Appalachian, suburban, or metropolitan location.
Author(s): Christopher Browning, Kenneth Steinman, Dushka Crane, Yoshie Kim, Andreas Teferra
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program, Ohio Department of Aging, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Medicaid, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
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Improving Access to Behavioral Health Crisis Services with Electronic Bed Registries
Report highlights the ways up-to-date electronic bed registries can improve crisis care treatment and access to behavioral healthcare. Features profiles of states that have received funding for electronic bed registries through the Transformation Transfer Initiative (TTI). Outlines and evaluates each state-level program.
Author(s): David Morrissette
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
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Understanding Declining Rates of Drug Overdose Mortality in Eastern Kentucky
Identifies potential policies and strategies that might have contributed to the decline in drug overdose mortality in the 5-year periods from 2008-2012 to 2013-2017 in 8 counties in eastern Kentucky. Offers recommendations for approaches that could be implemented in other communities. Includes statistics on overdose mortality in 8 eastern Kentucky counties; a county-level map showing changes in rates of overdose mortality in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Ohio; and a graph showing rates of overdose mortality in the Appalachian counties of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia from 1999-2019.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health
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Expanding Access to Methadone Treatment in Ohio Through Federally Qualified Health Centers and a Chain Pharmacy: A Geospatial Modeling Analysis
Examines the provision of methadone at opioid treatment programs (OTP) in Ohio. Compares how well existing OTPs meet the need for opioid use disorder treatment by urban-rural classification. Explores how expanding methadone administration to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) could expand access to OUD treatment in urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Suzan Iloglu, Paul J. Joudrey, Emily A. Wong, Thomas A. Thornhill, Gregg Gonsalves
Citation: Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 220, 108534
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
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Traffic Safety in Appalachia: Final Report
Defines the traffic safety culture in Appalachia and discusses causes of common safety problems in the region, including drug- and alcohol-impaired driving. Explores environmental concerns of Appalachian drivers, such as expansive rural regions, mountainous and curved terrain, and dense forests exposed to extreme weather elements. Includes analysis of Appalachian traffic fatalities, fatal crash data statistics, and an evaluation of the Appalachian Development Highway System as a possible intervention measure for treating traffic safety problems. Also includes a case study of severe crashes in Appalachian North Carolina, featuring statistics with breakdowns by rural and urban areas.
Additional links: Research Brief
Author(s): Wesley Kumfer, Katherine Harmon, Bo Lan, et al.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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