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Missouri Resources

Mapping the Lay of the Land: Using Interactive Network Analytic Tools for Collaboration in Rural Cancer Prevention and Control
Examines collaborative networks and referrals to understand how cancer control and prevention service areas are connected in rural areas. Provides responses from 152 multisector networks that address cancer risk in Missouri and Illinois such as community partners, health departments and facilities, schools, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and more. Discusses collaborations such as exchanging information, promoting services and programs, development or resources and services, among other themes.
Author(s): Bobbi J. Carothers, Peg Allen, Callie Walsh-Bailey, et al.
Citation: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 31(6), 1159-1167
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Rural–Urban Disparities in Health Access Factors Over Time: Implications for Cancer Prevention and Health Equity in the Midwest
Examines environmental and socioeconomic factors in rural and urban counties to understand differences in cancer burden and healthcare access. Analyzes 123 counties in Kansas and Missouri from 2009 to 2017 for health equity factors such as primary care provider availability, lack of insurance, unemployment, and childhood poverty. Includes rural versus urban cancer mortality rates in Kansas from 2008-2017.
Author(s): Jordan Baker, Hope Krebill, Hanluen Kuo, et al.
Citation: Health Equity, 6(1), 382–389.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Missouri
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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2021 Missouri Nursing Workforce Report
Presents an overview of the nursing workforce in Missouri, using data from nurses who held active licenses in Missouri as of October 1, 2021. Provides demographics and statistics on advanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses, with breakdowns by metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural areas.
Author(s): Bridget Murphy, Jill Lucht, Eric McDavid, et al.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri State Board of Nursing
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Missouri Health Assessment
Describes the Missouri state health status assessment, community themes and strengths, state health system assessment, and forces of change. Mentions rural throughout and includes statistics showing disparities between urban and rural areas for various health issues.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
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Consistent SNAP Participation Increases Preventative Health Care Visits for Infants
Examines the connection between Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation and preventive care in an infant's first year of life. Uses data from a survey covering 51,551 first-born children of low-income mothers, ages 18 and older, who participated in SNAP and Medicaid in Missouri between 2006-2014. Features statistics including race and urban or rural residence.
Author(s): Colleen Heflin, Irma Arteaga, Julia Stafford
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Aging and Policy Studies, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
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FY 2021: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Missouri Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Missouri in Fiscal Year 2021. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Transforming State Behavioral Health Systems: Findings from States on the Impact of CCBHC Implementation
Shares information from surveys and interviews with state Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) program directors from the 8 original demonstration states, including Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. Reports the CCBHC program helped states address mental health and substance use issues in their communities by lowering costs, improving outcomes, building healthcare system capacity for mental health and substance use, and increasing the infrastructure to meet the rising need of care. Includes specific examples of how the CCBHC program improved access to urgent recovery centers, crisis centers, and telehealth services in rural communities.
Author(s): Rachael Matulis, Dorn Schuffman, Rebecca Farley David, Samantha Holcombe
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Council for Mental Wellbeing
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Missouri Behavioral Health System Asset Mapping Project
Presents results of a project exploring community behavioral health systems in Missouri, with a focus on local collaborations, primary health and behavioral health integration, and community behavioral health crisis systems. Presents state-level findings and gaps, as well as regional assessments. Highlights community-level assets, including programs and interventions in rural communities.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Foundation for Health
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Rural Hospital Closings in Southern States
Interactive map depicting 59 rural hospital closures from January 2012 - July 2021 in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Uses data from the North Carolina Health Research Program.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
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Last Updated: 6/28/2022