The Economic Impact of Rural Residency Programs in Oklahoma
Provides an overview of the economic impact of 6 rural residency programs on their communities and the state of Oklahoma. Poster presented at the 2018 National Rural Health Association Annual Conference.
Author(s): Lara Brooks, Brian Whitacre, Chad Landgraf Date: 05/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health view details
Physician Supply Key to Oklahoma's Health and Wealth: Recommendations for Physician Training, Recruitment, Retention Strategies
Provides an overview of the physician shortage in Oklahoma. Discusses its impacts on population health and the economy, issues contributing to the shortage, and difficulty recruiting and retaining physicians, particularly in rural areas. Offers policy recommendations to help improve physician supply, including funding for rural training tracks, loan repayment programs, building data collection capacity, and identifying factors to help low-volume rural practices succeed.
Date: 09/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Governor's Council for Workforce and Economic Development, Healthcare Workforce Subcommittee view details
Preparing Physicians for Rural-Based Primary Care Practice: A Preliminary Evaluation of Rural Training Initiatives at OSU-COM
Case study discussing a rural physician training program created by the Oklahoma State University Health Sciences Center College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM) in 2011 to address primary care physician shortages and rural healthcare access issues in Oklahoma. Describes the program's methodology, curriculum, and academic performance outcomes. Offers data on student demographics, GPA comparison of program participants to other OSU-COM medical students, and maps depicting residency and clinical training sites across Oklahoma.
Author(s): Denna L. Wheeler and Jeffrey B. Hackler Citation: The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 117, 315-324 Date: 05/2017 Type: Document view details
Multilevel Prevention Trial of Alcohol Use Among American Indian and White High School Students in the Cherokee Nation
Evaluates a multilevel intervention program developed to prevent alcohol use among rural White and Native American youth in the Cherokee Nation. Studies 6 communities by comparing a control program with two intervention programs targeting access to alcohol and screening paired with targeted intervention through the school system. Evaluates survey data, reporting the outcomes of these intervention methods on heavy episodic drinking and 30-day alcohol use.
Author(s): Kelli Komro, Melvin Livingston, Alexander Wagenaar, et al. Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 107(3), 453-459 Date: 03/2017 Type: Document view details
Food Insecurity and Chronic Diseases Among American Indians in Rural Oklahoma: The THRIVE Study
Details a study on food security and cardiovascular disease in American Indians in Oklahoma. Bases conclusions on survey data from 513 AI adults from 2 tribal nations completed between April and May of 2015. Breaks down data by age, gender, and education, as well as rates of diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.
Author(s): Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, Marianna S. Wetherill, Jordan Hearod Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 107(3), 441-446 Date: 03/2017 Type: Document view details
An Innovative Community-Based Model for Improving Preventive Care in Rural Counties
Describes the implementation and evaluation of a rural
community-based patient outreach program to deliver
preventive care through the use of a wellness coordinator,
community health organizations, and primary care practices
in rural Oklahoma.
Author(s): Zsolt J. Nagykaldi, Dewey Scheid, Daniel Zhao, Bhawani Mishra, Tracy Greever-Rice Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 30(5), 583-591 Date: 2017 Type: Document view details
Oklahoma Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan 2017-2021
Provides a needs assessment and plan to address HIV prevention and care as required by the Ryan White Treatment and Modernization Act. Examines incidence for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS by race/ethnicity, gender, age group, and county. Discusses the HIV care continuum, along with challenges for rural access to care, and efforts to provide care.
Date: 09/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State Department of Health view details