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Oklahoma State Department of Health State Health Assessment 2023
Discusses the findings of a 2023 statewide health assessment, noting health inequity at the census tract level and social determinants of health specific to Oklahoma. Includes overview of health behavior data, demographics, health challenges, and potential interventions for each of the 10 county health department districts and statewide.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State Department of Health
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CATCH-UP Vaccines: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial Using the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) Framework to Evaluate Education Interventions to Increase Covid-19 Vaccine Uptake in Oklahoma
Utilizes the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) to examine interventions that improve COVID-19 vaccine uptake in underserved areas of Oklahoma, including rural. Reviews process improvement, barrier elicitation and reduction, and teachable moment messaging as strategies to reduce vaccine health disparities in rural and underserved populations. Includes Oklahoma map showing vaccination rates by ZIP code.
Author(s): Amanda E. Janitz, Jordan M. Neil, Laura A. Bray, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 23
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
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Oklahoma Health Professional Shortage Areas - Primary Care, 2023
Map depicting primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Oklahoma by county along with facility locations.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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Oklahoma Health Professional Shortage Areas - Mental Health, 2023
Map depicting mental health Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Oklahoma by county along with facility locations.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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Oklahoma Health Professional Shortage Areas - Dental Care, 2023
Map depicting dental care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Oklahoma by county along with facility locations.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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'A Life-Changing Partnership': First Tribally-Affiliated Medical School in the U.S. Builds Workforce Pipeline to Underserved Communities
Describes how Oklahoma State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation is preparing students to work in rural and tribal settings. Highlights how cultural competence is included the curriculum and training opportunities.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Physician Practice Location Choices After Teaching Health Center (THC) Residency Training
Poster presentation from the National Rural Health Association 2023 Health Equity Conference evaluating the effectiveness of the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program at retaining rural trained primary care residents in rural and underserved areas of Oklahoma for post-residency practice.
Author(s): Denna Wheeler, Chad Landgraf, Indu Bhattarai, Krista Schumacher
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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Health Care Access in the Heartland: How to Improve Services in Rural America
Outlines strategies policymakers and community leaders in rural America can use to improve healthcare access and services. Combines data analysis of county demographics and health data with focus groups in Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Provides expert interviews to better understand healthcare access in rural communities.
Author(s): Darren Chapman, Angie Cooper, Elizabeth Dombowsky, et al.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Heartland Forward
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COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy among Rural Oklahomans
Study examining COVID-19 vaccine perceptions and hesitancy among residents of rural Oklahoma counties based on an online questionnaire completed by 222 individuals. Offers demographic data and discusses perceived barriers to vaccination, including concerns about vaccine development and data, complications, and availability, as well as perceived benefits including prevention of COVID-19 infection and transmission.
Author(s): Randolph D. Hubach, Bryan Shannon, Kerry D. Morgan, et al.
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 22(2), 7128
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Differences in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participation among Oklahoma Counties
Examines Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation among income-eligible residents in Oklahoma. Includes data on age, race, gender, and rurality of participants, among other factors.
Author(s): Mckenzie Carvalho, Amy Hagerman, Phil Kenkel, Dave Shideler
Citation: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 11(3), 229-239
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 5/24/2024