In the spirit of Ohio Rural Health Association's mission of building relationships, providing advocacy and promoting education, we hope you find the following resources helpful and relevant to your needs.
Oral Health Ohio contracted with the Health Policy Institute of Ohio to facilitate and create the 2023-2027 State Plan, which is designed to guide actions taken by policymakers, advocates, educators, providers, and funders. Oral Health Ohio received funding from the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health to support development of the State Plan.
The vision of the state plan is that all Ohioans will have optimal oral health during every stage of life. To achieve the vision, the State Plan presents goals and action steps that partners can advance together. These action steps are paired with considerations for prioritizing equity and data to track progress.
The plan was developed with input from approximately 200 Ohioans from across the state through healthcare provider focus groups, consumer focus groups, and a multi-sector advisory committee.
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The Mesothelioma Veterans Center is an advocacy organization dedicated to supporting veterans exposed to asbestos during their service. Every branch of the Armed Forces relied on asbestos for decades. As a result, U.S. veterans account for 33% of all mesothelioma diagnoses. Since the Mesothelioma Veterans Center was established, thousands have turned to our team for information, how to take action after a diagnosis and to learn about treatment options.
At Mesothelioma Hope, we offer free resources that are reviewed by certified oncologists and provide detailed information about mesothelioma and its health impacts. Our mission is to raise awareness about cancer and other asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma.
Numerous Ohio residents struggle with alcohol or drug addiction. Luckily, Ohio has many inpatient rehab programs that provide 24/7 care and supervision, medical detox, therapy, medication-assisted treatment, and aftercare planning.
In June 2021, HRSA launched an effort to improve access to substance use disorder treatment by paying for providers who are waivered to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) still have the opportunity to apply for a $3,000 payment on behalf of each provider who trained to obtain the waiver necessary to prescribe buprenorphine after January 1, 2019. Approximately $1.2 million in program funding remains available for RHCs and will be paid on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. Send questions to DATA2000WaiverPayments@hrsa.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has a collection of tools for helping individuals and families get health insurance during the Marketplace Open Enrollment period, November 1, 2022 through January 15, 2023. Graphics, social media messages, and customizable posters and fact sheets, are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. Marketplace plans are an important source of coverage for people in rural areas, who represent approximately 15 percent of Marketplace enrollees in states using HealthCare.gov.
Researchers used funding from the NIH-supported RADx-UP program to better understand barriers in underserved communities – rural and urban, as well as racial and ethnic minority populations – in Kansas. The most commonly reported barrier was fear of lost income or employment resulting from quarantine. Common barriers reported in both rural and urban communities were access issues, such as lack of transportation and lack of support for languages other than English. Three subthemes appeared to be dominant in rural counties. Under the theme of “political beliefs,” the subtheme “politicization of COVID-19 mitigation and response efforts” was an identified barrier for most rural counties. See Approaching Deadlines below for a RADx-UP opportunity that closes in January.
Public Health AmeriCorps will invest $400 million, over five years, to support COVID-19 recovery, health equity, local public health, and the development of a pipeline of public health leaders. A webinar recording that provides an overview of the service program and how to apply for funding is available on the Rural Health Information Hub. The deadline for applications to the 2023 AmeriCorps State and National Public Health AmeriCorps Notice of Funding Opportunity is Wednesday, January 4, 2023, by 5:00 pm ET.
Deadline January 30. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make $64 million in awards for real-time, interactive distance learning and telemedicine services. The USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants allow students to participate in class remotely and also connect rural residents to medical professionals without leaving home.
Wednesday, December 14 at 2:00 pm ET. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the Calendar Year 2023 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule. This rule makes policy updates developed to increase accessibility of behavioral health services and telehealth services in rural areas. In this 45-minute webinar, CMS subject matter experts from the Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group (HAPG) will present on the behavioral health and telehealth updates in the rule.
Applications Due March 8. HRSA’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy will be making a $20 million investment for approximately 40 grants to reduce the incidence and impact of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in rural communities. Over the course of a three-year period of performance, RCORP-NAS recipients will collaborate with local, state, and regional stakeholders to provide coordinated, trauma-informed, and family-centered behavioral and maternal health care services, including medication-assisted treatment, to rural pregnant and postpartum persons and their families. Applicant organizations may be located in an urban or rural area; however, all activities supported by the program must exclusively occur in HRSA-designated rural areas. See pg. ii of NOFO for information on the webinar for applicants taking place on January 4. (No registration required.)
This publication is part of a two-part series. The publication explores the use of forums as a community engagement tool in Extension work. It is a comprehensive how-to guide designed to help Cooperative Extension professionals develop issues forums in both onsite and online settings.
Whether you’re seeking alcohol treatment centers in Ohio or drug treatment centers in Ohio, you can choose from inpatient (residential) and outpatient programs to meet your needs. Inpatient rehab allows clients to receive round-the-clock care while outpatient programs allow them to spend time at home. Ohio outpatient and inpatient drug rehab centers typically offer a variety of programs to help men and women through their treatment and recovery, including individual and family therapy, counseling and 12-step programs.
It’s possible to find safe and effective drug and alcohol rehab in Ohio, and The Recovery Village can point you in the right direction. If you are unsure which level of rehab care is right for you, the caring addiction specialists at The Recovery Village are available to talk with you anytime. It’s toll-free to call, and you don’t have to commit to treatment if you just need advice on where to go. When you choose rehab at The Recovery Village, you can expect:
Alcohol addiction is a disease that few people expect themselves to develop, yet many do. A person may believe they feel happier, less stressed and more fun when they drink, so they start using alcohol to cope with negative feelings. Eventually, their mind will start to crave the substance, and their body will depend on it to function. It can progress to the point where a person may be in physical and mental pain if there isn’t alcohol in their system.
Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans struggle with alcohol addiction every year. Nearly 531,000 residents had an alcohol use disorder (AUD) in 2017; of these, around 494,000 needed treatment but did not receive it. Addiction is a treatable condition, and recovery is possible. However, it requires a first step that’s difficult for many people: reaching out for help.
This policy brief provides descriptive data on the economic changes underway in counties that lost obstetric care facilities between 2012 and 2019.
To promote professional development and training of individuals who contribute to the mission and vision of ORHA.
Scholarship application must be submitted prior to deadline: June 20, 2022 by 5 p.m.
Application must include an outline of content and an itemized statement of fees.
Proof of payment and proof of attendance are to be submitted to the ORHA Board within 30 days of attendance. The ORHA Board will then reimburse approved expenses. All receipts must be turned in by September 15th, 2021 for eligible reimbursement.
Agreement to have names, experiences and/or photos utilized in ORHA publications.
Up to $500.00 will be reimbursed per applicant. Funds may be used for accommodations, travel expenses (mileage and airfare), and registration fees.
Applications will be reviewed by the ORHA Board, and applicants will be notified via email. All award decisions of the board are final.
Approved applicants will be notified by June 25th, 2022 by 5 p.m. Acceptance must be submitted within the following week.
Disparities in preventive care by both rural-urban location and by race and ethnicity are well-documented in the literature, as discussed below, but less is known about whether there are differences in health care use among rural residents by race and ethnicity. In this brief, we address that gap by examining differences in preventive care among rural residents by race and ethnicity.