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Ohio Crisis Systems Landscape Analysis 2023
Provides an overview of the Ohio crisis system that provides care for substance use disorder and mental health concerns. Includes information and data on how quality is assessed for crisis systems on measures such as call centers, mobile outreach, stabilization, and more, as well as county-level maps showing location of crisis services and facilities. Discusses strategies to improve crisis systems.
Additional links: Appendices
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services
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Exploring Health Insurance Coverage in the North Central Region at the Intersection of Location, Employment, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity
Provides data on health insurance coverage in North Central Region states. Includes rural versus urban coverage comparisons, further broken down by employment type, gender, and race/ethnicity.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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Ohio 2023-2026 State Plan on Aging
Highlights the state's health, equity, and justice goals for aging Ohioans. Notes priorities in the areas of community conditions, healthy living, access to care, social connectedness, population health, and preserving independence including those of particular importance to rural or Appalachian residents.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Aging
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Consumer Finances in Rural Appalachia
Describes the financial needs and challenges of consumers in rural Appalachia. Features sections on consumer finance profiles, including a section on medical debt, and consumer distress and delinquencies. Appendix A includes state-level statistics for the 13 Appalachian states, including percent of rural people with medical debt in the state.
Author(s): Matthew Liu, Cooper Luce, Michael Orevba, Shawn Sebastian, Cortnie Shupe
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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Lifetime History of TBI with Loss of Consciousness and Disability among Appalachian and Rural Residents: 2016–2019 Ohio BRFSS
Examines the association between lifetime history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and disability. Utilizes data from the 2016–2019 Ohio Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to analyze 16,941 respondents and how TBI and disability are associated with demographic information such as gender, age, race, rural status, and/or Appalachian location.
Author(s): Robyn Feiss, John D. Corrigan, Kele Ding, et al.
Citation: Injury Epidemiology, 9, 25
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Variations in Tobacco Retailer Type Across Community Characteristics: Place Matters
Examines prevalence of tobacco retailers in Ohio according to community characteristics such as levels of poverty, minority status, and rural, suburban, or urban status. Analyzes 11,392 tobacco retailers for retailer type and community characteristics.
Author(s): Claire Jenkins, Elli Schwartz, Nathaniel Onnen, Peter F. Craigmile, Megan E. Roberts
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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Last Updated: 12/13/2023