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Resources by State: Ohio

Opioid Use Disorder: Barriers to Medicaid Beneficiaries' Access to Treatment Medications
Examines Medicaid beneficiaries' access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. Identifies state and federal policies that can impose barriers to MAT medications. Highlights how 3 states and the District of Columbia are addressing these barriers. Discusses challenges to medication deliveries to rural and small practices and access to addiction medicine providers in rural areas.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake Among Adults, by Residence in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties in 12 States and the District of Columbia, 2017
Results of a study measuring the sugar-sweetened beverage intake of 68,896 adults, using information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by frequency of intake, state, and metropolitan or nonmetropolitan location.
Author(s): Omoye Imoisili, Sohyun Park, Elizabeth A. Lundeen, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
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Human Development and Controlled Substance Prescribing in Ohio Counties
Examines American Human Development Index (AHDI) scores for Ohio counties to determine relationships between controlled substance prescribing and human development, defined as a composite score of economic wellbeing, health, and education. Includes county-level data on prescribing practices for controlled substances, such as opioids, stimulants, benzodiazepines, and sedatives.
Additional links: Supplemental Material
Author(s): Patricia Factor, Wallace Chambers, JoAnna Kauffman, et al.
Citation: Ohio Journal of Public Health, 2(2), 24-29
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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Impact of Emotional Distress on Prescription Opioid Abuse in a Rural Juvenile Drug Court Sample
Assesses the relationship between emotional distress and opioid misuse among juvenile drug court participants in a rural Ohio county. Includes information on sociodemographic factors, such as race/ethnicity, age, and gender, as well as trends in Emotional Problem Scale (EPS) scores across time for both prescription opioid misusers and nonusers.
Author(s): Ross Kauffman, Keith Durkin
Citation: Ohio Journal of Public Health, 2(2), 37-43
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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An Examination of Dental Health Among Metropolitan and Appalachian Adolescents in Ohio
Analyzes data on adolescent males from Ohio to determine if a relationship exists between risk factors for poor dental health and rural/urban residence. Includes metropolitan and Appalachian comparisons for parent-reported dental health, recent dental visits, diet, tobacco use, age, race/ethnicity, and household income.
Author(s): Kyle Bader, Megan Roberts, Brittney Keller-Hamilton
Citation: Ohio Journal of Public Health, 2(2), 8-14
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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Responding to Crisis: Farmer Mental Health Programs in the Extension North Central Region
Provides an overview of programs and resources to address the mental health needs of farmers and farm families in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Discusses outreach efforts in the region and best practices in developing materials.
Author(s): Shoshanah Inwood, Florence Becot, Andrea Bjornestad, Carrie Henning-Smith, Andrew Alberth
Citation: Journal of Extension, 57(6)
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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Understanding Rural Health Departments: Do They Have Unique Accreditation Needs?
Discusses how governance, organizational size, and other factors impact rural local health departments' ability to pursue voluntary accreditation.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Creating a Consortium to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Ohio
Highlights a program formed to address the opioid crisis in five counties in Ohio. Discusses the use of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) to form a hub-and-spoke consortium of state, county, and community partners.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Drive Times to Opioid Treatment Programs in Urban and Rural Counties in 5 U.S. States
Examines the driving times to opioid treatment programs in urban and rural counties in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia. Compares drive times to Federally Qualified Health Centers and dialysis centers as possible prescribing and treatment locations.
Author(s): Paul J. Joudrey, E. Jennifer Edelman, Emily A. Wang
Citation: JAMA, 322(13), 1310-1312
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
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How Will Medicaid Work Requirements Affect Hospitals' Finances?
Examines the potential financial impact of approved or pending Medicaid Section 1115 demonstration waivers that include work requirements on hospitals in 18 states. Includes a section on the potential impact on rural hospitals' operating margins. Updates a March 2019 report of the same title covering 13 states.
Author(s): Randy Haught, Allen Dobson, Joan DaVanzo
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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