Skip to main content
Rural Health Information Hub

Ohio Resources

Rural Community Organizations Building Inclusive Environments for LGBTQ+ Residents
Highlights community-based organizations working to create more inclusive environments and programming for LGBTQ+ residents. Discusses the activities of organizations in Ohio, Virginia, and Washington supporting the improvement of LGBTQ+ health and quality of life.
Author(s): Mariana Tuttle, Robert Libal, Madeleine Pick, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
view details
State Innovation Model Testing Awards from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center: Highlighting Rural Focus
Summarizes the activities and accomplishments of rural-specific State Innovation Models (SIM) in 11 states: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Vermont. Describes the SIM initiative, which began in 2012 to support states committed to designing and testing strategies for payment model and delivery system reform.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
view details
"Nobody Talks about It": Preconception Health and Care among Women in the Rural, Midwestern United States
Explores perceptions of rural, Midwestern women of reproductive age regarding their healthcare needs. Includes demographic breakdowns and qualitative data from 19 women living in rural Ohio who participated in interviews from May-June 2021. Discusses themes such as healthcare and resource needs, preconception/interconception care, health literacy surrounding women's health, and interventions such as education and outreach.
Author(s): Akia D Clark, Natalie A DiPietro Mager
Citation: Women's Health, 18
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
view details
Health Policy Fact Sheet: Racial and Geographic Disparities In Maternal Morbidity and Mortality
Provides an overview of the racial and geographic healthcare disparities in Ohio related to maternal morbidity and mortality. Discusses the need for access to prenatal care, eliminating toxic stress, and utilizing evidence-based strategies to reduce maternal healthcare disparities. Includes discussions specific to rural communities as well as maternal morbidity data broken down by urban, Appalachian, suburban, and rural.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
view details
Rural–Urban Differences in Behavioral Outcomes among Adults with Lifetime History of Traumatic Brain Injury with Loss of Consciousness: 2016–2019 Ohio BRFSS
Examines associations between rurality, traumatic brain injury (TBI) with loss of consciousness (LOC), alcohol use, and mental health issues. Includes statistical breakdowns of participants according to gender, age, race, and location, based on data from 16,941 Ohio Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey respondents. Discusses access to healthcare and mental health services in rural and urban locations.
Author(s): Robyn Feiss, John D. Corrigan, Kele Ding, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(3)
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
view details
A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial for a Multi-Level, Clinic-Based Smoking Cessation Program with Women in Appalachian Communities: Study Protocol for the "Break Free" Program
Results of a study to increase smoking cessation among women living in rural Appalachia, by embedding a smoking cessation program within a larger cervical cancer prevention program. Uses data from focus groups comprising 510 women from West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia.
Author(s): Joanne G. Patterson, Tia N. Borger, Jessica L. Burris, et al.
Citation: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 17(11)
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
view details
Correlates of Covid-19 Vaccine Acceptance among Residents of Ohio: A Cross-Sectional Study
Examines willingness to be vaccinated for COVID-19 among adults in Ohio based on survey data from 2,358 individuals. Discusses variables related to vaccine hesitancy such as sociodemographic factors, knowledge, attitude, prevention practice related to COVID-19, and confidence in government. Includes geographic breakdowns in Tables 1 and 2.
Author(s): Zelalem T. Haile, Anirudh Ruhil, Benjamin R. Bates, Orman Hall, Mario J. Grijalva
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22(226)
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
view details
Ohio Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs)
A county-level map of Ohio that shows dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) by geography and population. Includes designations on the map for Federally Qualified Health Centers, Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alikes, Rural Health Clinics, other public or non-profit facility HPSAs, and state correctional facility HPSAs.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
view details
Ohio Mental Health Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs)
A county-level map of Ohio that shows mental health Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) by geography and population. Includes designations on the map for Federally Qualified Health Centers, Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alikes, state correctional facility HPSAs, and state mental hospital HPSAs.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
view details
Ohio Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs)
A county-level map of Ohio that shows primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) by geography and population. Includes designations on the map for Federally Qualified Health Centers, Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alikes, Rural Health Clinics, other public or non-profit facility HPSAs, and state correctional facility HPSAs.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
view details

Additional resources are available. See a full list of Ohio Resources.


Last Updated: 9/13/2022