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Strategies to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Ohio
Examines strategies to reduce adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in Ohio. Focuses on caregiver skills training, violence prevention programs, social-emotional learning in schools, and mentoring programs. Includes county-level data on families enrolled in prevention services as well as discussions centered on rural and/or Appalachian areas.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Recruiting and Retaining an International Health Care Workforce
Case study featuring Fisher-Titus Medical Center, a rural community health system in Norwalk, Ohio. Describes how the health system uses international nurses to meet staffing needs. Discusses impacts of their recruitment system and lessons learned.
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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The State of Poverty in Ohio: Vulnerable to Disruption 2023 Report
Describes poverty in Ohio with sections on COVID-19 pandemic learning losses, mental health, and transportation. Features statistics showing variation between counties.
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2017-2021 American Community Survey Chartbook
State- and county-level information 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. Features statistics with breakdowns by 5 levels of population density. Includes data explorer options for Appalachian categories such as population and age, education, income and poverty, computer and broadband access, rural Appalachia versus rural America, and employment and commuting.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Sara Srygley, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 06/2023
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Population Reference Bureau
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Video Brochures in a Mailed Fecal Immunochemical Test Outreach Program Provide Cancer Screening Information in a User-friendly Format for Rural Appalachian Community Members
Presents a study on the efficacy of using a video brochure to provide colorectal cancer (CRC) screening information and instructions for a fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) sent out to rural patients in Appalachian Ohio. Explores the barriers to CRC screening, including the low rates of returning FITs, and discusses the effect the video brochure had on this process.
Author(s): Mira L. Katz, Abigail B. Shoben, Sabrina Newell, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
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Suicide Demographics and Trends, Ohio, 2021
A fact sheet that provides information on suicide trends in Ohio between 2012 and 2021 by race/ethnicity, age, and county.
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
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Ohio 2023 Health Value Dashboard
Provides an overview of population health status in Ohio, with a focus on healthcare spending, access to care, public health and prevention initiatives, physical environment, workforce, mental health, policy, and social determinants of health (SDOH). Provides equity profiles of select disadvantaged groups as well as rural population health considerations and county-level data on suicides and COVID-19 mortality.
Author(s): Hailey Akah, Carrie Almasi, Amy Bush Stevens, Nick Wiselogel
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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2023-2027 Ohio State Oral Health Plan
Provides an overview of Ohio's state plan to improve and integrate oral health into citizens' overall healthcare plans. Focuses on community conditions, health behaviors, access to quality care, dental care outcomes, and oral health outcomes. Includes strategies specific to rural, Appalachian Ohio and data on dentists who billed at least 100 services to Medicaid in 2021 by county.
Author(s): Becky Sustersic Carroll, Hailey Akah, Lexi Chirakos
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Health Policy Institute of Ohio, Oral Health Ohio
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Ohio 2023 Early Childhood Dashboard
Provides an overview of early childhood health outcomes and overall wellness in Ohio. Covers issues such as birth outcomes, young child health, maternal health, school readiness, healthcare access and quality, economic stability, food insecurity, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), housing, and more. Includes family profiles and data with comparisons of Ohio's metrics versus the U.S. at large, as well as select data broken down by county, race/ethnicity, and rural versus urban.
Author(s): Carrie Almasi, Hailey Akah, Lexi Chirakos, Brian O'Rourke
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Groundwork Ohio, Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Ohio Health Value Dashboard: A Closer Look at Outdoor Air Pollution and Health
Discusses the causes of air pollution in Ohio and the impact of air quality on population and individual health. Examines air pollution exposure by race/ethnicity and county. Provides suggestions for policies that can improve air quality and population health.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Last Updated: 2/5/2024