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Oklahoma - COVID-19 Project Echo
Offers weekly Project ECHO sessions on the COVID-19 pandemic to keep healthcare providers updated as the situation evolves.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University
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CHWs At Work: Making a Difference for Oklahoma's Marshallese Community
Highlights an Oklahoma program that uses community health workers (CHWs) for outreach to the Marshallese community in a three-county area. Provides a brief history and overview of the Marshallese population and discusses the health concerns the CHWs address.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Quality of Care in the SoonerCare Program, 2021
Reports on access, use, and effectiveness of care for Oklahoma's Medicaid program enrollees. Appendix A provides detailed rural/urban breakdowns on compliance with immunizations, cancer screenings, medication management, and more.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Health Care Authority
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Oklahoma Health Professional Shortage Areas - Mental Health, 2021
Map depicting mental health Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Oklahoma by county along with facility locations.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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Oklahoma Rural Hospital Closures by the Numbers
Research brief discussing rural hospital closures in Oklahoma and impacts of closures on access to care. Presents data on closures between 2005 and 2020, noting driving distance to the nearest open hospital. Addresses demographic characteristics of counties with closed hospitals and health equity impacts of closures.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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Oklahoma Breast & Cervical Cancer Annual Report 2021
Identifies the populations within the state of Oklahoma at highest risk for breast and cervical cancer. Includes statistics by county on the incidence and mortality due to breast and cervical cancer. Identifies priority strategies and new technologies occurring statewide to ensure access to screening services as well as diagnostic and treatment services. Offers recommendations for funding, cost reduction strategies, and additional efforts supporting the prevention and screening for breast and cervical cancer.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State Department of Health
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Patient Experiences: Best Practices of High Performing Critical Access Hospitals
Recording of a December 15, 2020, webinar discussing best practices used by high-performing Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) regarding patient satisfaction. Provides an overview of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey and examines Oklahoma CAH performance in HCAHPS. Presents best practices for improving HCAHPS performance and for patient and family engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the Subscribe tab, then selecting Show Transcript.
Author(s): Karla Weng
Date: 12/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health, Stratis Health
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A Sustainable Model for Preventive Services in Rural Counties: The Healthier Together Study
Describes a study of a patient outreach program in rural Oklahoma that brought together wellness coordinators, primary care providers, county health departments, health information exchange (HIE) networks, and rural hospitals to provide preventive services. Examines the return on investment for coordinated preventive services and the sustainability of outreach programs to support rural healthcare.
Author(s): Zsolt Nagykaldi, Dewey Scheid, Yan D. Zhao, Bhawani Mishra, Tracy Greever-Rice
Citation: The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 33(5), 698-706
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
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Rapid Analysis: Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Communities and The Need for Per Capita Measures
Presents a report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rural Oklahoma. Explores counties with high rates of COVID-19 in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas and analyzes the rural burden of the disease.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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MPH Students Tackle Real-Life Problems at Oklahoma's Critical Access Hospitals
Presents an overview of an Oklahoma State University (OSU) program that enables public health students, in conjunction with the Oklahoma Office of Rural Health (OORH), to address challenges facing Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in Oklahoma. Projects are selected based on priorities from Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs), with past efforts addressing mental health first aid, healthy eating, substance use, physical activity, and more.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Last Updated: 1/26/2023