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Ohio Resources

Rural Firefighters Delivering Agricultural Safety and Health (RF-DASH)
Provides farm safety resources for rural firefighters in 7 states. Provides access to free online tools with registration: SaferFarm.org, which analyzes hazardous elements on farms that could lead to injury, and NFMCFarmMapper.com, which helps fire departments preplan their response to fires on farms.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center
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Ohio Shortage Designations
Provides information on the shortage designation process for Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Ohio. Includes information on Governor's Certified Shortage Areas, which are considered underserved for the purpose of Rural Health Clinic (RHC) development.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Primary Care Office
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Journal of Appalachian Health
Highlights issues relating to the health and wellness of rural Appalachian communities. Features peer-reviewed, open access research on health outcomes in Appalachia.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky College of Public Health
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Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots
An initiative focused on health outcomes in Appalachian communities. Provides access to health disparities data on health status, healthcare delivery, and social determinants of health (SDOH) indicators for counties within the rural Appalachian region. Also identifies and provides case studies of "Bright Spots", counties in the region with better-than-expected health outcomes.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Scripps Gerontology Center's Ohio Population Research
Provides access to state and county population data and projections on the older adult population for the state of Ohio. Compares Ohio population data with U.S. data. Allows user to develop maps and download data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center
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Ohio Rural Health Listserv
Shares monthly updates and a quarterly electronic newsletter containing information on state and national news, upcoming events, and opportunities related to rural health. To sign-up, send an email to PCRH@odh.ohio.gov requesting to be added to the rural health listserv.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Ohio State Office of Rural Health
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Ohio Health Care Provider Report and Information Extract
Identifies healthcare facilities licensed or certified by the Ohio Department of Health, Office of Health Assurance and Licensing. Includes Medicare/Medicaid certified hospitals, home health agencies, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and more.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
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Ohio County Trends
Includes profiles for each county in Ohio, including demographics, socio-economic status, educational attainment, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Development
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Ohio
State-level data on population, poverty, food security, educational attainment, employment, and income. Includes data for rural areas, urban areas, and the state as a whole.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Ohio KIDS COUNT Data Center
Provides data on child well-being for the state. Covers demographics, economic well-being, education, family and community, health, and safety and risky behaviors. Some data available by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Additional resources are available. See a full list of Ohio Resources.


Last Updated: 5/13/2024