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Employment in Ohio: 2019 Update
Examines the adult Ohio workforce based on the 2019 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS). Includes employment information such as percent employed, hours worked, and reasons for not working according to rural Appalachian, rural non-Appalachian, suburban, and metropolitan location.
Author(s): Michael Nau , Eric Seiber, Thomas Albani, 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 of Older Ohioans: 2019 Update
Reports on disease prevalence, chronic conditions, and social determinants of health of the Ohio population aged 60 or older, based on data from the 2019 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS). Includes age distribution of older Ohioans by rural Appalachian, rural non-Appalachian, suburban, and metropolitan county types.
Author(s): Virginia Nivar, Thomas Albani, Concetta Reda, et al.
Date: 05/2021
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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Child and Adolescent Health in Ohio: 2019 Update
Examines health outcomes for children in Ohio based on 2019 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS) data. Reports on health status, access to healthcare, utilization of healthcare, and dental care, with demographic information broken down by age, gender, race/ethnicity, income, insurance status, and rural Appalachian, rural non-Appalachian, suburban, or metropolitan location.
Author(s): Christopher Browning, Kenneth Steinman, Dushka Crane, Yoshie Kim, Andreas Teferra
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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Expanding Access to Methadone Treatment in Ohio Through Federally Qualified Health Centers and a Chain Pharmacy: A Geospatial Modeling Analysis
Examines the provision of methadone at opioid treatment programs (OTP) in Ohio. Compares how well existing OTPs meet the need for opioid use disorder treatment by urban-rural classification. Explores how expanding methadone administration to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) could expand access to OUD treatment in urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Suzan Iloglu, Paul J. Joudrey, Emily A. Wong, Thomas A. Thornhill, Gregg Gonsalves
Citation: Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 220, 108534
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
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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.
Additional links: Research Brief
Author(s): Wesley Kumfer, Katherine Harmon, Bo Lan, et al.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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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
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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 in following COVID-19 protective behaviors. Focuses on 6 population groups, including rural communities. Offers 8 recommendations that would mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 across multiple populations.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Findings & Recommendations for Rural Communities
Author(s): Julianna M. Nemeth, Tasleem J. Padamsee
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Ohio State University College of Public Health
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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
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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
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Ohio Medicaid and Medicare Telehealth Reimbursement for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Rural Health Clinics (RHC)
Provides an overview of Medicaid and Medicare telehealth reimbursement policies for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in Ohio in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center
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Last Updated: 2/16/2024