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Mizzou Educates the Next Generation of Rural Providers through Lectures, Clerkships, and Community Integration
Features the University of Missouri School of Medicine's MU AHEC Rural Track Pipeline Program, which prepares medical students and residents for rural practice through a lecture series, rural clerkships, and a community integration project.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Washington County Memorial Hospital Improving Patient Experience
Highlights a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in Potosi, Missouri that participated in the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) project. Improvements focused on quality reporting, patient communication, patient rounding, and more.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Network Spotlight: Bootheel Health Alliance, Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Inc.
Features interviews with the CEO and Community Outreach Specialist at Bootheel Health Alliance regarding how their network is collaborating with a wide range of organizations to address disparities in obesity and diabetes in their region of Missouri. Includes information on the network characteristics, challenges, best practices, and advice for others developing networks.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Primary Care Physicians: Missouri Workforce Update
Provides an overview of the primary care physician workforce in Missouri. Includes rural and urban statistics on population characteristics, total number of primary care physicians, and the age of primary care physicians in Missouri. Discusses legislative efforts to increase access to healthcare and other programs to recruit and retain primary care physicians in rural and underserved areas of Missouri.
Author(s): Mary Becker
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Hospital Association
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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 Centers (FQHCs) located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Conducting a Randomized Trial in Rural and Urban Safety-Net Health Centers: Added Value of Community-Based Participatory Research
Results of a colorectal cancer screening study using data from two health networks comprising 11 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in metropolitan St. Louis and rural Missouri. Examines characteristics of the 483 participants and differences between the rural and urban health centers where the screenings took place. Features demographic statistics.
Author(s): Meera Muthukrishnan, Siobhan Sutcliffe, Jean M. Hunleth, et al.
Citation: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 10, 29-35
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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Self-Reported Occupational Injuries and Perceived Occupational Health Problems among Latino Immigrant Swine Confinement Workers in Missouri
Describes self-reported occupational injuries and perceived occupational health problems among Latino immigrants working in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in Missouri. Includes statistics on occupational injuries; health status; healthcare access; and demographics, such as age, education, English language proficiency, marital status, length of employment, and more.
Author(s): Athena K. Ramos, Axel Fuentes, Marcela Carvajal-Suarez
Citation: Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2018, 8710901
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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Rural Health Clinic Manual
Provider manual identifying the conditions of participation providing services in Missouri state-funded healthcare programs including MO HealthNet. Addresses enrollment, eligibility, claim filing, and billing requirements for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in Missouri.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Social Services
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A Comparison of Point-of-Care Ultrasonography Use in Rural Versus Urban Emergency Departments Throughout Missouri
Examines point-of-care use of ultrasounds in emergency departments in rural and urban Missouri hospitals. Covers data describing the primary uses of ultrasounds in Missouri emergency departments by hospital size.
Author(s): Michael Mengarelli, Anthony Nepusz, Tatyana Kondrashova
Citation: Missouri Medicine, 115(1), 56-60
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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The Status of Telemedicine in Missouri
Provides background information on rural healthcare issues in Missouri and discusses the value of using telehealth to improve rural healthcare access. Discusses policy recommendations such as broadband access and details about eligibility and payment requirements for telemedicine.
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
Reports 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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Addressing Rural Health Challenges Head On
Describes challenges physicians encounter when practicing in rural and underserved areas of Missouri. Covers multiple issues including health professional shortages, limits of rural training opportunities, population health challenges, rural Missouri demographics, and more.
Author(s): Marci Nielsen, Darrin D’Agostino, Paula Gregory
Citation: Missouri Medicine, 114(5), 363-366
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Health in Rural Missouri: Biennial Report 2016-2017
Provides an overview of rural health in Missouri. Includes discussion and data on demographic and socioeconomic indicators; health status; opioid use and related deaths; and healthcare resources.
Author(s): Melissa Van Dyne, Lisa Branson, Ben Harvey, et al.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Access to Healthful Foods In Rural Missouri
Provides a snapshot of the percent of people per county who do not have access to healthy food in Missouri. Includes information on farmers markets and small farms who sell fresh produce in each county.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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2017 Healthcare Delivery Sites in Rural Missouri
Provides an overview of the healthcare facilities throughout rural and urban Missouri. Provides county-by-county information on rurality, hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Covers these healthcare facilities by transportation, age, poverty, and insurance.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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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, a non-emergent transportation service, to access healthcare. Provides an overview of how the service meets the needs of rural residents.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Socioeconomic Conditions Affecting Health in Rural Missouri
Describes how education, income, and poverty influence the health of rural residents in Missouri.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Health in Rural Missouri: The Economic Impact of Critical Access Hospitals
Describes the distribution of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Reports on the economic impact for each CAH in Missouri, as well as the labor and income impact.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Health in Rural Missouri: Minority Health
Provides an overview of minority health in rural Missouri. Includes county-level information on African American and Hispanic populations. Describes minority health disparities, healthcare resources, and incarceration in rural areas.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Life Expectancy in Rural Missouri
Provides statistics and data describing life expectancy in rural and urban Missouri. Includes a rural versus urban comparison of years of potential life lost and county-level data on deaths due to unintentional injury.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Rural Health Disparities and Inequalities: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Health in Rural Missouri
Presents information and statistics on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) healthcare in rural Missouri, including a rural versus urban comparison of healthcare coverage by sexual orientation/identity, percent of poor households, and more. Discusses LGBT and HIV/AIDS, and transgender care.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Infant and Child Health: Rural Health Disparities and Inequalities
Describes infant and child health in rural Missouri. Provides statistics on the infant mortality rate and overall health of children located in the Bootheel of Missouri.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Health Equity Series: Food Insecurity
Reports on disparities in food security in Missouri. Includes a brief history of the topic and a discussion of food access. Covers 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
Citation: 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
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 15, 3063
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
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Health in Rural Missouri: Childhood Obesity
Provides an overview of childhood obesity in Missouri. Provides county-level data on obesity in children aged 0 to 5. 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 through surveys conducted online and at six Missouri Pride Festivals in 2012. Provides a comparison between urban and rural SGM demographics and smoking status.
Author(s): Keisa Bennett, Jane A. McElroy, Andrew O. Johnson, Niki Munk, Kevin D. Everett
Citation: LGBT Health, 2(1), 62–70
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
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Health in Rural Missouri: Women's Health
Provides information and statistics on the health status of women, maternal health, mental health, substance use during pregnancy, and intimate partner violence by rurality in Missouri. Covers cancer rates at the county-level and issues for the elderly and aging.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Missouri Primary Care Needs Assessment 2015
Examines 32 primary care health indicators to identifies the Missouri counties with the greatest healthcare access and health status needs, which 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
Provides 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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Health in Rural Missouri: Older Adults and Senior Health
Describes the health status of rural, older adults in Missouri. Includes a comparison of health status for rural versus urban adults in the state. 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.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Missouri’s Physician Assistant Workforce - 2015
Provides 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. Covers 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
Provides 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
Provides an overview of Missouri's social work workforce in 2015. Includes information by specialty and covers county-level data on social workers with rural versus urban comparisons describing 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 Missouri adults age 65 and older. Includes information on provider shortages and access to transportation services in rural areas.
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.
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 (HPSA) in 2014.
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Not Enough Primary-Care Doctors? Try Missouri’s Prescription
Describes how medical school graduates are legally allowed to work as assistant physicians in rural and underserved areas of Missouri without having completed a residency program. Discusses legislation that allows medical school graduates to become practicing assistant physicians and practice requirements.
Author(s): Arthur L. Caplan
Citation: Missouri Medicine, 111(6), 474-475
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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Missouri 2010-2013 Rural Health Plan
Identifies and addresses four priority rural health issues in Missouri, including: access to affordable health care, transportation, 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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Critical Access Hospitals in Missouri
Lists all Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in Missouri by facility name, city, and region of the state. Updated quarterly.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
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Missouri Rural Health Clinic Finder
Shows a map denoting locations of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and contact information for all Missouri counties.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Medical Facilities in Missouri
Searchable by county, zip code, or city to find hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and clinics in Missouri. 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: Data and Maps
Provides maps of Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, and patient visits.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Missouri
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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Missouri 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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Missouri KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
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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Missouri 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 Missouri Resources.


Last Updated: 12/5/2018