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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 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
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Ohio's Rural and Urban Counties
Map of rural, partially rural, urban, and Appalachian counties in Ohio overlaid with locations of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Date: 2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Primary Care Office
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Strengthening Public Health in Rural Ohio Through a Council of Governments
Describes the process 7 county health departments in rural Ohio took to share resources and increase capacity while seeking accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board. Discusses the development of a council of governments and the results of strategic planning.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Sharing Public Health Services
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A Longitudinal Analysis of Ohio Suicide Deaths 2008-2017
Report highlights the deaths by suicide in Ohio from 2008-2017. Presents county-level data and compares metro, suburban, rural, and Appalachian areas.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health
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Rural Surgery Call Coverage: Innovative Locoregional Solutions Can Fill the Gap
Features rural locum tenens systems as possible templates to help provide call coverage for rural surgeons. Highlights a successful pilot Canadian Rural Locum Tenens Project and a collaboration with a surgical group in Ohio that helped provide surgical coverage for area rural hospitals.
Author(s): Stephen Hiscock, Michael Sarap
Citation: Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, 104(4), 52-54
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
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Rural Health Care Access: Research Report
Summarizes rural health priorities for rural and Appalachian counties to assist local public health departments in Ohio with the public health accreditation process. Provides information on access to healthcare services in rural and Appalachian counties and covers strategies to improve access to care.
Author(s): Michele Morrone, Cory Cronin, Shannon Nicks, Kristin Schuller
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Appalachian Institute to Advance Health Equity Science
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Regional Forum Findings: A Component of the 2019 State Health Assessment
Reports on findings from 5 regional forums and an online survey of rural Appalachian and non-Appalachian, suburban, and urban counties in Ohio to inform the state health assessment and the state health improvement plan. Includes information on strengths, positive trends, challenges, negative trends, and priorities by rural and urban counties.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Amy Bush Stevens, Hailey Akah
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Ohio Addiction Policy Inventory and Scorecard: Overdose Reversal and Other Forms of Harm Reduction
Describes changes in Ohio addiction policies related to overdose reversal and harm reduction. Examines the evidence supporting the policy changes and how they will address the needs of Ohio residents. Identifies existing gaps in policy and potential opportunities for improvement. Discusses barriers rural counties face, such as limited access to harm reduction services or healthcare specialists for treatment.
Additional links: Detailed Inventory Tables, Recorded Webinar, Slides
Author(s): Amy Bush Stevens, Hailey Akah
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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Understanding Infant and Toddler Child Care Deserts
Examines the availability of licensed infant-toddler child care in 9 states and the District of Columbia, with a focus on how rural communities are disproportionately affected by a limited or complete lack of access to childcare services. Features discussion on consequences of childcare deserts and offers policy recommendations to increase the supply of licensed child care.
Author(s): Steven Jessen-Howard, Rasheed Malik, Simon Workman, Katie Hamm
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress
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Assessing Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit of the Trinity Hospital Twin City Fit for Life Program for Weight Loss and Diabetes Prevention in a Rural Midwestern Town
Reports on Fit For Life (FFL), a health education program that works to address the causes of obesity in rural settings and helps program participants lose weight. Highlights discussion on assessing effectiveness, replication, and cost-effectiveness of lifestyle interventions in a rural Appalachian Ohio county. Covers lessons learned and practice implications.
Author(s): Timothy McKnight, Jennifer R. Demuth, Natalie Wilson, Jonathon P. Leider, Alana Knudson
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 2/13/2024