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The Status of Telemedicine in Missouri
Provides background information on rural-specific healthcare issues in Missouri, and discusses the value of using telehealth to improve rural healthcare access. Also shares policy recommendations and details about eligibility and payment requirements.
Author(s): Dave Dillon, Jim Mikes
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Hospital Association
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Overdose Deaths, Hospital Visits and Unfilled Jobs: The Opioid Crisis in Missouri and Kansas
Presents a report on the opioid crisis in Missouri and Kansas. Shows maps of county-by-county data for opioid dependence risk, unemployment rate, drug-related mortality rate, opioid-related hospital utilization rate, and the morphine milligram equivalents (MME) per capita rate in both states.
Additional links: Press Release
Author(s): Mat Reidhead, Leslie Porth, Karen Braman
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
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Physician Manual
Physician manual identifying the conditions of participation for physicians providing services in Missouri state-funded healthcare programs including MO HealthNet. Includes specific procedures for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) participating in these programs.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Social Services
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Missouri
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Health Clinic Manual
Provider manual identifying the conditions of participation including enrollment, eligibility, claim filing, and billing requirements for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in Missouri.
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Social Services
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Medical Transportation Service is a Lifesaver for Rural Missourians
Shares the stories of two Missouri veterans who rely on the HealthTran non-emergent transportation service to access healthcare. Provides an overview of how the service meets the needs of rural residents.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health Equity Series: Food Insecurity
A report compiled for the Missouri Foundation for Health's Policy Portfolio, focusing on disparities in food security in the state. Includes a brief history of the topic, a discussion of food access, and other socio-economic factors that can contribute to food insecurity. Sections 15 and 20 focus specifically on rural versus urban comparisons.
Author(s): Cindy Calender
Date: 12/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Foundation for Health
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Rural Network Leads the Way with Intentional Collaboration
Highlights the work of the Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri, and how it capitalizes on Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grants, business leadership, and successful partnerships to impact the health and well-being of residents in West Central Missouri.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural-Urban Difference in Female Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Missouri
Analyzes and compares the effect of geographic distance and access to a mammography healthcare facility on late detection of breast cancer diagnosis in females residing in rural and urban Missouri.
Author(s): Faustine Williams, Stephen Jeanetta, David O'Brien, John Fresen
Location: Rural and Remote Health, 15, 3063
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
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Health in Rural Missouri: Childhood Obesity
An overview of the problem of childhood obesity in Missouri. Provides county-level data on obesity in children aged 0-5. Also discusses challenges rural communities face in addressing this issue and potential solutions.
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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A Persistent Disparity: Smoking in Rural Sexual and Gender Minorities
Examines the connection between sexual and gender minorities (SGM), rural residency, and smoking by conducting surveys at 6 Missouri Pride Festivals and online in 2012. Provides a comparison between urban and rural SGM demographics and smoking status.
Author(s): Keisa Bennett, Jane A. McElroy, Andrew O. Johnson, et al.
Location: LGBT Health, 2(1), 62–70
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
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Health in Rural Missouri, 2013-2015 Biennial Report
A summary of rural health information for the state of Missouri. Includes discussions of rural definitions, demographic and socioeconomic indicators, health status, health behaviors, risk factors, healthcare resources, and maternal, infant, and child health. Also provides a report of the Missouri State Office of Rural Health activities and recommendations to the legislature.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Missouri Primary Care Needs Assessment 2015
Identifies the Missouri counties with the greatest healthcare access and health status needs, based on an examination of 32 primary care health indicators. All counties with the highest primary care needs are predominantly rural.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Missouri's Nursing Workforce - 2015
An overview of the nursing workforce in Missouri. Provides data on advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), registered nurses (RNs), and licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Compares urban and rural population-to-nurse ratios. Includes maps showing nursing workforce by county.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Missouri’s Physician Assistant Workforce - 2015
An overview of the physician assistant (PA) workforce in Missouri. Includes county-level data on the geographic distribution of PAs, as well as a comparison of PA-to-population ratios for rural and urban counties. Also includes comparative wage data for rural and urban PAs in the state.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Missouri’s Dental Hygiene Workforce - 2015
An overview of the dental hygienist workforce in Missouri. Includes county-level data on the geographic distribution of hygienists, as well as a comparison of hygienist-to-population ratios for rural and urban counties.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Missouri’s Social Work Workforce - 2015
Overview of the social work workforce in Missouri, including information by specialty. Provides county-level data on social workers and rural-urban comparisons related to access to social workers and average income.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Health Equity Series: Older Adult Health Disparities in Missouri
Discusses health disparities for adults age 65 and older in Missouri and their causes, including provider shortages and access to transportation services in rural parts of the state.
Author(s): Cristina Cousins
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Social Services
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Primary Care Physicians: Rural and Urban Disparities in Missouri
Discusses how rural counties in Missouri have been losing physicians over the past three years. Covers Missouri's rural poverty rate, the aging rural population, and older physicians in rural Missouri. These issues result in an increased demand for care, a primary care shortage, and an aging workforce which are creating challenges for Missouri's health care system.
Author(s): M. Becker, L. Jackson
Date: 06/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Hospital Association
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Missouri's Dentists - 2014
Highlights Missouri's dental workforce, focusing on access to dental health services. Compares urban and rural population to dentist ratios. Includes a county map of total dentists, showing five counties currently without dental health services. Reports that there are 99 counties in Missouri designated as Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (DHPSA).
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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The Burden of Chronic Diseases in Missouri: Progress and Challenges
Report of the burden, trends, and disparities of chronic disease in the state of Missouri. Includes a discussion of the impact of rurality on the rate of chronic disease, healthcare coverage, and access to healthy food.
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
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The Missouri Medicaid Expansion: Good for All Missourians
Estimates the impact of the Medicaid expansion in Missouri. States that rural Missouri would see the most impact, and may reduce the uninsured by up to 31% in the Southeast part of the state.
Author(s): Timothy McBride, Sidney Watson, Amy Blouin
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
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Missouri Rural Health Clinic Finder
An interactive map showing Rural Health Clinics, by county, throughout Missouri.
Date: 2013
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Missouri 2010-2013 Rural Health Plan
Identifies and addresses four priority health issues regarding the concerns and the needs of rural Missouri. These are: access to affordable health care, access to transportation, access to emergency services, and lack of rural health workforce.
Date: 04/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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2011 Missouri Rural Health Clinic Survey: Comprehensive Data Report
Results of a survey of Missouri Rural Health Clinics regarding access to quality health care in rural communities.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Health in Rural Missouri: Older Adults and Senior Health
An overview of the health of rural older adults in Missouri. Includes a comparison of health status for rural versus urban adults in the state. Also provides county-level data on the population aged 65 and older. Discusses issues of concern, including elder abuse, oral health, injuries from falls, and transportation. Identifies senior and disability services available in the state.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Rural Health Clinics in Missouri
Lists all Rural Health Clinics in Missouri by facility name, city, and county. Updated quarterly.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
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Missouri - Rural Health Spotlight
Published four times a year. Provides news and articles on rural health issues in Missouri.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Medical Facilities in Missouri
Searchable by county, zip code, or city to find hospitals, federally qualified health centers, and rural health clinics in Missouri. Also provides location and contact information for each facility.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
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Missouri Health Centers Research & Data
Provides maps of FQHC locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, patient visits, costs of care, and use of electronic health information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Missouri
Lists statistics on population, educational attainment, employment, income, farm characteristics, and farm financial indicators for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Missouri QuickFacts
Basic demographic and economic statistics for the state, with links to county-level data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Missouri KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
Provides data on child well-being for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Missouri State Health Facts
The latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation. Individual state profiles and 50-state comparisons.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Last Updated: 12/4/2017