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Behavioral Health Trends in Ohio
Covers publications focusing on behavioral health research in Ohio. Includes research briefs on a variety of topics, such as housing retention, care coordination, employment, social connectedness, and others, as they relate to behavioral health.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
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Health Policy Brief: Connections Between Income and Health
Presents a policy brief on income as a factor in health outcomes for people in Ohio. Looks at how healthcare access, health behavior, and overall health outcomes are related to individual and community income. Includes county-by-county income data.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry
Video highlighting a faith-based HIV/AIDS program in northeast Ohio that provides support groups, an HIV clinic, children's programs, a food and household item pantry, a housing program, and a peer navigator program.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Overdose Deaths Related to Fentanyl and Its Analogs — Ohio, January-February 2017
Reports findings from a study of 281 unintentional overdose fatalities in 25 Ohio counties from January-February 2017, checking for the presence of fentanyl analogs, opioids, and other drugs. Includes demographic and drug data by type of county, including data for rural and Appalachian counties.
Additional links: Errata
Author(s): Raminta Daniulaityte, Matthew P. Juhascik, Kraig E. Strayer, et al.
Location: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 66(34), 904-908
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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2016 State of Poverty: A Portrait of Ohio Families
A discussion of poverty in the state of Ohio, with a particular focus on the geography of poverty. Statistics and data regarding food insecurity and families in poverty included, as well as a comparison of rural, urban, and suburban rates.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey
Provides state and county-level data on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Includes breakdowns by five levels of urban or rural county types.
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Ohio
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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Child Care Deserts
A report analyzing child care centers by zip code in eight states, with a specific focus on how limited or complete lack of access disproportionately affects rural areas. Includes a discussion of what constitutes a child care desert and what may prevent families from finding needed care, such as prohibitive cost based on income ratio.
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress
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Trinity Hospital Twin City's Fit for Life
Video featuring the Trinity Hospital Twin City’s Fit for Life wellness program in rural Ohio. Highlights Dr. Timothy McKnight’s unique curriculum which teaches participants that a change in mindset is the key to long-term physical health.
Date: 08/2016
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Change from the Inside Out: Ohio Wellness Program Inspires Healthy Bodies Through Healthy Minds
Profile of the Trinity Hospital Twin City’s Fit for Life wellness program, which helps participants in rural Ohio lose weight and improve their health. Highlights how funding from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy has helped this program grow over time.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Ohio's Appalachian Children at a Crossroads: A Roadmap for Action
A report about the overall well-being of children in the Appalachian region of Ohio. Includes child health, food insecurity and nutrition, and demographic and economic overviews, along with recommendations for action.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Children's Defense Fund
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Distribution of Cardiovascular Disease and Associated Risk Factors by County Type and Health Insurance Status: Results from the 2008 Ohio Family Health Survey
Analyzes the health status of the Appalachian population in Ohio with other rural and non-rural populations in Ohio. Uses 2008 Ohio Family Health Survey data to identify links among county demographics, health insurance coverage, and health outcomes in low-income adult populations.
Author(s): Mbabazi Kariisa, Eric Seiber,
Location: Public Health Reports, 130(1), 87–95
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
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The Impact of Chronic Disease in Ohio: 2015
Report regarding the rates of chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes in the state of Ohio by county. Includes statistics and data by age range, gender, income level, education, and risk factors. Rural specific data available for health disparities and social determinants of health.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
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Health Disparities Are Leaving Ohio's Rural Children Behind
Examines rural health disparities and their impact on children in rural, poverty stricken counties in Ohio, many in Appalachia. This report investigates how limited access to nutritious food and healthcare providers has led to the health disparities in children. It makes policy recommendations to remedy the situation.
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Children's Defense Fund
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The Role of Diversity in Ohio's Health Workforce
Discusses health access for Ohio's underserved populations and strategies to help diversify Ohio's health workforce. Discusses benefits of increasing the representation of people from rural areas, as well as other diverse backgrounds, in the health workforce.
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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The Health Policy Institute of Ohio's Telehealth Leadership Summit: Key Findings and Considerations
Presents key findings from a Telehealth Leadership Summit held in July 2013. Topics discussed were telehealth regulations and practices, healthcare professional shortages, and education and training.
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Regional Health Needs Assessment Project: The Economic Impact of Ohio’s Critical Access Hospitals in 2010
Describes the economic impact of Ohio’s 34 Critical Access Hospitals. Developed as part of the Regional Community Health Needs Assessments Project conducted for four regions across Ohio between November 2011 and May 2012.
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
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A.I.M. For Better Health: A Community Health Needs Assessment for Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana
Includes data and profiles for both urban and rural counties in southwest Ohio and southeast Indiana. Topics include population and demographics, environmental health, healthcare access, and preventive care.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
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Oral Health Isn't Optional: A Report on the Oral Health of Ohioans and Their Access to Dental Care, 2011
Provides information on oral health in Ohio. Topics include access to dental care, safety net dental clinics, and dental loan repayment programs. Includes data by county for Appalachian and rural Ohio areas.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
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Ohio-Population.org
Provides access to county-level population data and projections for Ohio for the older adult population, as well as projections related to disabilities and mental illness by county for all age groups.
Type: Website
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The Ohio Poverty Report
Discusses poverty in Ohio, including variation between counties. Reports that 11.0% of those in rural areas were poor. Table A6 shows the number and percentage of poor people by county, including both urban and rural.
Author(s): Don Larrick, Steven Kelley, Robert Schmidley
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Development Services Agency
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The Ohio Regional Community Health Needs Assessment Project
Provides community health needs assessment reports for four regions of Ohio, as well as a statewide report. Results are for assessments conducted between November 2011 and May 2012, with regions organized based on the location of Ohio’s 34 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
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Ohio - Rural Health Newsletter
Published quarterly. Contains information on state and national news, upcoming events, and opportunities related to rural health.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Ohio State Office of Rural Health
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Ohio Health Care Provider Report and Information Extract
Identifies health care facilities licensed or certified by the Ohio Department of Health, Office of Health Assurance and Licensing. Includes Medicare/Medicaid certified hospitals, home health agencies, rural health clinics, and more.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
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Ohio 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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Ohio Primary Care County Profiles
Provides information for each county in Ohio, including demographics, socio-economic status, and access to primary care, as well as other healthcare statistics and indicators.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Development Services Agency
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Ohio
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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Ohio 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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Ohio 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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Ohio State Health Facts
Presents 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: 11/13/2017