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Michigan - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Resources and information on Michigan's response to COVID-19, including information for healthcare professionals, state news, and information on cases in the state.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: State of Michigan
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Michigan Medicaid and Medicare Telehealth Reimbursement for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Rural Health Clinics (RHC)
Provides an overview of Medicaid and Medicare telehealth reimbursement policies for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in Michigan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center
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Michigan - Substance Use Disorder Project ECHO
Addresses the challenges facing providers in the provision of substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery services; provides practical resources to help providers meet the needs of patients; and offers ongoing support for providers by incorporating relevant COVID-19 information in all of their teleECHO™ clinics.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Saginaw Valley State University
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Michigan Health and Hospital Association - COVID-19 Resources for Michigan Hospitals, Media and the Public
Provides resources and information related to COVID-19, including details about personal protective equipment donations, resources for healthcare providers, governor-issued executive orders, COVID-19 testing information, and more.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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Michigan Center for Rural Health - COVID-19 Resources
Offers a list of state, federal, and other resources related to COVID-19, including organizations and information focused on helping rural communities navigate their way through the pandemic. Provides executive orders, financial resources and funding opportunities, emergency medical service resources, and other information for Rural Health Clinics, Critical Access Hospitals, and healthcare providers.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Center for Rural Health
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Trends in Subspecialization: A Comparative Analysis of Rural and Urban Clinical Education
Results of a study examining how rural medical education is associated with practice specialization, using data from Michigan State University medical students who graduated from 1974-2011 and who trained at rural or urban campuses. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by rural or urban place of birth and training location, and practice specialty with breakdowns by rural or urban campus location.
Author(s): Andrea L. Wendling, Andrew Short, Fredrick Hetzel, Julie P. Phillips, William Short
Citation: Family Medicine, 52(5), 332-338
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
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Healthcare from Anywhere: Telehealth Use and Perceptions in Rural Michigan
Examines the current state of telehealth services in rural Michigan. Discusses state and local policies related to access to telehealth services, perceptions of telehealth services, and how these services are used by physicians. Identifies barriers rural Michigan healthcare providers and residents face in utilizing telehealth services. Presents recommendations that would increase access to telehealth services for rural Michigan residents. Includes an overview of the telehealth policy environment of all 50 states, with a focus on states with moderate or progressive telehealth policy environments.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: AARP, Connected Nation, Michigan Health Endowment
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Michigan
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Poverty and Well-Being Map 2020
Highlights state-level, regional, and county-level data and statistics in Michigan. Includes information on the total population, median income, poverty, male and female life expectancy, single-parent households, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, and more.
Date: 2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan
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Rural Primary Care Providers' Attitudes Towards Sexual and Gender Minorities in a Midwestern State in the USA
Discusses current attitudes of primary care providers practicing in rural Michigan toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, and identifies any correlation of attitudes that may influence the quality of healthcare.
Author(s): Akshay Sharma, John C. Shaver, Rob B. Stephenson
Citation: Rural and Remote Health,19(4), 5476
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
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Enhancing Services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind Patients in Rural America
Discusses the barriers to care that rural patients who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind face, including lack of accommodations and inadequate clinician training. Features a Michigan clinic with American Sign Language-fluent staff, a New Jersey state division providing deaf sensitivity training, and a Colorado program that brings interpreters to rural communities.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Access to Primary Care Clinics for Patients With Chronic Pain Receiving Opioids
Results of a study of 194 Michigan primary care clinics, to assess their willingness to continue prescribing opioids to new patients and to determine whether this differs across payer types. Includes statistics on characteristics of clinics accepting new patients currently taking opioids, with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Author(s): Pooja A. Lagisetty, Nathaniel Healy, Claire Garpestad
Citation: JAMA Network Open 2(7)
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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Homelessness in Early Childhood
Estimates the number of homeless children under age 4 in Michigan by county and rural/urban location. Discusses the potential impacts of homelessness on children's emotional and cognitive development as well as programs that can help, such as Head Start.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan League for Public Policy
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Are Rural and Urban Emergency Departments Equally Prepared to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations?
Presents the results of a cross-sectional, web-based survey sent to medical directors and/or nurse managers from 135 hospital-based emergency departments (EDs) in Michigan. Examines the rural and urban differences in the presence of clinical pathways, services to reduce admissions, barriers connecting patients to outpatient services, and the availability of resources to reduce or prevent avoidable admissions.
Author(s): Margaret B. Greenwood-Ericksen, Michelle L. Macy, Jason Ham, et al.
Citation: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 20(3), 477-484
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
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Opioid Addiction: Meeting the Need for Treatment in Michigan
Analyzes survey data from village, township, city, and county leaders throughout Michigan to identify drug treatment needs across the state. Discusses access issues related to treatment programs that are particularly present in rural areas, and information on providing local treatment programs. Offers policy implications and recommendations to improve treatment options.
Author(s): Amy Bohnert, Jennifer Erb-Downward, Thomas Ivacko
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan
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The Burden of Unintentional Injury Mortality among American Indians/Alaska Natives in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
Describes the prevalence of unintentional injury mortality for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Highlights populations groups that would benefit from policy and practice actions from tribal, federal, state, and local governments, organizations, communities, and leaders to reduce unintentional injuries and related mortality.
Author(s): Meghan A. Porter, Alexandra N. Cirillo Lilli, Chalyse N. Schellinger
Citation: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 25(suppl 5), S20-S28
Date: 2019
Type: Document
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Factors Affecting the Development of Medicaid Hospital Payment Policies: Findings from Structured Interviews in Five States
Study examining Medicaid hospital payment policies with a focus on factors affecting payment mix and structure, the impact of state policies and financing methods, how states target hospital services or types such as rural hospitals, barriers to and drivers of change to payment methods, and more. Focuses on five states that made or are making significant hospital policy changes: Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, and Virginia. Appendix B includes state profiles.
Author(s): Thomas Marks, Kathy Gifford, Steven Perlin, Melisa Byrd, Timothy Beger
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Promising Practice: Michigan Center for Rural Health Plays Unique Role in Hospital Quality Improvement
Details the unique role the Michigan Center for Rural Health (MCRH) plays as a liaison between the state's 21 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and the Michigan Hospital Association (MHA) to facilitate quality of care, reduce patient readmission rates, and improve patient safety throughout the state.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Behavioral Health Integration and Workforce Development
Examines the need for states to assess behavioral health integration (BHI) workforce needs, identify legal and policy barriers to practice, and effectively train and retain BHI practitioners, especially in underserved areas. Includes case studies of programs in Washington, Nebraska, and Michigan, and lists of resources.
Author(s): Rachel Block
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund
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Online Screening Helps Michigan Men Gauge Mental Health
Features the Healthy Men Michigan campaign, which uses an anonymous online survey to evaluate the risk of depression and suicide among men in the state. Focuses on working-age Michigan men and on reaching those in male-dominated industries, using mental health messaging targeted to this audience.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Access to Dental Care Remains a Challenge for Millions of Michiganders
Report reevaluates a 2015 Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) study on oral healthcare access in Michigan. Breaks down key takeaways from the study, such as rates of Medicaid enrolled dentists, access for low-income populations, and dentist distribution.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pew Charitable Trusts
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Promising Practice: Michigan Center for Rural Health Helps Rural ACOs Get Off the Ground
Describes how the Michigan Center for Rural Health (MCRH), a nonprofit State Office of Rural Health, provided outreach and advocacy to rural health facilities in the state to help them change from volume to value in the provision of outpatient primary care, and transition to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Screening for Social Determinants of Health in Michigan Health Centers
Examines screening practices for the social determinants of health in Michigan health center settings, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Includes map of Michigan with health center locations; health center characteristics and statistics; patients in the study; and percentages of health center screenings for core domains.
Author(s): Elena Byhoff, Alicia J. Cohen, Mary C. Hamati, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 30(4), 418-427
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Michigan Center for Rural Health 2017 Annual Report
Describes the history, mission, and work of the Michigan Center for Rural Health for 2017. Includes projects such as rural AED distribution, recruitment and retention, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and a discussion of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in Michigan.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Center for Rural Health
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Rural Farmers Market Promotes Food Security
Discusses food insecurity and access to healthy foods, with a focus on how regional farmers markets are helping to solve those challenges. Includes program examples in Michigan as well as information about how farmers markets can partner with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Where are the Primary Care Doctors? A Look at Michigan's Primary Care Physician Shortage
Provides an overview of Michigan's primary care physician workforce. Provides demographic information on the physician workforce. Discusses factors contributing to primary care shortages, including those specific to the rural workforce. Includes maps with county-level comparisons of actual to suggested physician-to-population ratios for different types of primary care physicians. Discusses state policy options that can be used to address primary care shortages, with national maps comparing the states.
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Citizens Research Council of Michigan
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Food for Every Child: The Need for Healthy Food Financing in Michigan
Outlines the extent and implications of food deserts within rural and urban Michigan and outlines a solution by financing the construction of grocery stores in underserved areas.
Author(s): Miriam Manon, Deirdre Church
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Food Trust
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Oral Health in Michigan
Provides an overview of oral health in Michigan. Describes the oral health status of Michigan residents, with information by broad region and by county. Discusses issues related to rural dental health access. Provides data on the dental health workforce, including county-level provider-to-population ratios for dentists and dental hygienists.
Author(s): Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Differences in Media Access and Use Between Rural Native American and White Children
Compares media access between Native American children and white children from rural areas in Michigan to determine the most effective way of disseminating public health initiatives to reach Native children and reduce health disparities.
Author(s): Yulin Hswen, John Naslund, David Bickham
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 14(3), 2922
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
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Advancing Geriatrics Fellowship Programs Through a Community-Based Residency Network
Describes a project, conducted through Michigan State University, which studied the formation of geriatric fellowship programs within an established family medicine residency network to recruit and retain graduates. Facilitates the accreditation of new programs in nonmetropolitan communities, recruit fellows into underserved areas, and retain graduates to practice and teach in neighboring areas.
Author(s): Kevin Foley, Marolee Neuberger, Mary Noel, Deborah Sleight
Citation: Family Medicine, 45(10), 719-725
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
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Recruitment and Retention of Primary Care Providers in Rural, Underserved Areas of Michigan
Examines the issues of recruiting and retaining primary care providers in rural and underserved areas of Michigan. Discusses options for medical students to enter primary care and work in underserved areas.
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
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Rural Philanthropy in Michigan Report
Discusses the role of rural philanthropy within the larger scope of revitalizing Michigan's economy. Presents data and maps which highlight key economic indicators and grant-making activities in 17 Michigan counties from 2008-2011. Requires registration with Rural Partners of Michigan.
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Rural Council
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Midwest Retention Toolkit
Provides tools to assist National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites with the retention of healthcare providers. Includes worksheets, sample surveys, and model retention plans for use with all healthcare providers, although targeted for physicians.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
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Rural Health Networks Prove There is Strength in Numbers
Highlights how rural health networks help hospitals demonstrate measurable quality improvement results. Features networks in Michigan and Montana.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Munson Medical Center: A Prescription for Long-Lasting Wellness
Describes the Shape Up North Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, an initiative of the Munson Medical Center in rural Traverse City, Michigan, in cooperation with local farmers markets.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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Eaton Rapids Medical Center: Improving Teen Mental Health
Profile of the Eaton Rapids Teen Center, established in rural Michigan with the help of the local medical center and community organizations, to support students in grades 6-12 and to promote their mental health.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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MiCareMatters: Stories
Collection of articles highlighting the stories of rural Michiganders and their community hospitals.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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Cancer-Rates.info
Contains cancer incidence and mortality data for a number of states, with the option to view data by county, cancer type, gender, race and ethnicity, and in most cases, rural/urban geography.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Michigan
State-level data on population, poverty, food security, educational attainment, employment, and income. Includes data for rural areas, urban areas, and the state as a whole.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Michigan KIDS COUNT Data Center
Provides data on child well-being for the state. Covers demographics, economic well-being, education, family and community, health, and safety and risky behaviors. Some data available by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Michigan QuickFacts
State-level data on demographics, housing, income, and other social determinants of health, with the option to add data for counties and cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. Includes information from multiple U.S. Census Bureau censuses, surveys, and programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Michigan State Health Facts
State-level data on demographics, health status, healthcare costs and access, healthcare providers, and more.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Additional resources are available. See a full list of Michigan Resources.


Last Updated: 9/15/2020