Traffic Safety in Appalachia: Final Report
Defines the traffic safety culture in Appalachia and discusses causes of common safety problems in the region, including drug- and alcohol-impaired driving. Explores environmental concerns of Appalachian drivers, such as expansive rural regions, mountainous and curved terrain, and dense forests exposed to extreme weather elements. Includes analysis of Appalachian traffic fatalities, fatal crash data statistics, and an evaluation of the Appalachian Development Highway System as a possible intervention measure for treating traffic safety problems. Also includes a case study of severe crashes in Appalachian North Carolina, featuring statistics with breakdowns by rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Wesley Kumfer, Katherine Harmon, Bo Lan, et al. Date: 02/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission view details
The Complex Geographies of Telelactation and Access to Community Breastfeeding Support in the State of Ohio
Study examining face-to-face and virtual breastfeeding support options in Ohio, comparing access in urban and rural areas. Explores potential for telelactation services to increase access for rural mothers, noting the barrier of broadband service access. Offers maps that represent spatial data on breastfeeding support access and that identify locations where breastfeeding support interventions would have the most impact.
Author(s): Tony H. Grubesic, Kelly M. Durbin Citation: PLoS One, 15(11), e0242457 Date: 11/2020 Type: Document view details
Ohio's COVID-19 Populations Needs Assessment
Describes a statewide evaluation of the unique needs of communities in Ohio at increased risk of disease and death due to COVID-19, as well as barriers these communities face to following COVID-19 protective behaviors. Focuses on six population groups, including rural communities. Offers eight recommendations that would mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 across multiple populations.
Author(s): Julianna M. Nemeth, Tasleem J. Padamsee Date: 10/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: The Ohio State University College of Public Health view details
Health Policy Brief: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Health Impact of ACEs in Ohio
Examines the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on health and wellbeing of Ohio residents and provides a state map that examines ACE prevalence by region. Includes discussions about the potential adverse consequences of ACEs as well as the percentage of residents who have experienced multiple ACEs, broken down by urban, suburban, Appalachian, non-Appalachian, and rural county.
Date: 08/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio view details
A Profile of Substance Use in Ohio: 2019 Update
Reports on the prevalence of tobacco, alcohol, and drug use among adults in Ohio, based on 3 sets of survey data, including the 2019 Ohio Medicaid
Assessment Survey (OMAS). Provides information on substance use broken down by rural Appalachian, rural non-Appalachian, suburban, and metropolitan county types.
Author(s): Megan Roberts, Nathan Doogan, Amy Ferketich, et al. Date: 08/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program, Ohio Department of Aging, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Medicaid, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services view details
Barriers & Challenges to FQHC Use of Telehealth for Substance Use Disorder: An Examination of Policies Affecting FQHCs Pre- and During the COVID-19 Emergency
Describes barriers for implementing telehealth medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) prior to COVID-19 in Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and where entities received funding from the Health Resources Services Administration for substance use disorder projects. Includes analysis on the policies that have impacted FQHCs' ability to deliver MAT via telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency, and features a chart showing changes to Medicare and Medicaid telehealth policies for FQHC MAT services.
Date: 07/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center view details
Ohio State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP): 2020-2022
Provides an overview of Ohio's State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) and outlines priorities, measurable objectives, evidence-based strategies, and an evaluation plan. Discusses the social determinants of health impacting equity for racial, gender, and other relevant minorities. Includes information on community conditions, health behaviors, and access to care related to Appalachian and rural communities.
Author(s): Amy Bush Stevens, Hailey Akah, Zach Reat Date: 04/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Health Policy Institute of Ohio, Ohio Department of Health view details
Assessing Health and Safety Concerns and Psychological Stressors among Agricultural Workers in the U.S. Midwest
Results of a 2018 study of 540 farmers in Iowa, Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota, and Nebraska, identifying agricultural work stressors including chemical and equipment safety, finances, and health concerns such as hearing loss, respiratory problems, depression, and acute illnesses. Examines differences between mail and in-person survey modes, and compares their effectiveness in promoting farm workers' willingness to participate in the surveys. Features demographics and statistics on the types of stress experienced.
Author(s): Kanika Arora, Marsha Cheyney, Fredric Gerr, et al. Citation: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 26(1), 45-58 Date: 01/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers view details
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