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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), 1678
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
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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
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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
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Demographic and Health Characteristics of Ohio's Non-Elderly Adult Medicaid Population: 2019 OMAS Update
Presents information on the Medicaid population in Ohio based on the 2019 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS). Discusses the health status of Medicaid enrollees with information on self-reported health status, unmet needs, and mental health-related impairments. Includes county-level reports on non-working adults and demographic data broken down by age, gender, race/ethnicity, household type, insurance status, employment, and rural Appalachian, rural non-Appalachian, suburban, and metropolitan county types.
Author(s): Hilary Metelko Rosebrook, Kelly Stamper Balistreri
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program, Ohio College of Medicine Government Resource Center, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Medicaid
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Chronic Conditions Among Ohio Adults: 2019 Update
Reports on adults in Ohio with chronic diseases based on the 2019 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS). Presents information on chronic disease prevalence, access to care, and risk factors, with demographic information broken down by age, gender, race/ethnicity, income, insurance status, employment, and rural Appalachian, rural non-Appalachian, suburban, or metropolitan location.
Author(s): Thomas Albani, Carmen Clutter, Ashley Davis, et al.
Date: 06/2021
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
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Ohio Rural Health Improvement Plan
Overviews plans and strategies to improve health in rural Ohio with evidence-based decisions. Includes demographic and statistical breakdowns of rural populations related to health conditions and healthcare access. Also includes a list of priority factors for 2020-2022, including tobacco use, poverty, and access to care, among others, as well as a list of health outcomes rankings for all counties in the state.
Additional links: Video Overview
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Rural Health Association, Ohio State Office of Rural Health, Ohio University
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Faith in Recovery Coalition Offers Hope for Opioid Use Disorder in Fayette County, Ohio
Highlights the Pathways to Recovery program, which works to address opioid use disorder in rural Ohio. Efforts include educating providers and law enforcement, overdose prevention, harm reduction, and recovery support from Peer Support Specialists.
Author(s): Kathryn Rutz
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Mental Health in Ohio: 2019 Update
Examines mental health in Ohio and intersecting issues such as comorbidities, healthcare access, insurance status, and being part of a minority group, based on results of the 2019 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS) and the Ohio COVID-19 Survey series. Includes data breakdowns based on age, sex, race/ethnicity, and rural Appalachian, rural non-Appalachian, suburban, and/or metropolitan location, among others.
Author(s): Dushka Crane, Andreas Teferra, Tim Sahr, at al.
Date: 05/2021
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
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Housing Insecurity in Ohio: 2019 Update
Examines housing insecurity in Ohio and its intersecting issues such as healthcare outcomes and homelessness based on the 2019 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS). Includes data on housing status based on rural Appalachian, rural non-Appalachian, suburban, and metropolitan location.
Author(s): Doug Spence, Tim Sahr, Townsand Price-Spratlen, et al.
Date: 05/2021
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
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Health in Rural Ohio: 2019 Update
Examines disparities in health conditions, insurance status, health behaviors, economic distress, and more in rural versus non-rural Ohioans based on the 2019 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS).
Author(s): Anirudh V. S. Ruhil, Heather Robinson, Piyali Das, et al.
Date: 05/2021
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
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Last Updated: 2/15/2024