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Publications - Archives

A sampling of Voinovich School publications can be found below. If a publication you are looking for is not listed or if you would like additional information on our publications please feel free to contact: Amista Lipot at 740-597-1558.

ARHI Needs Assessment Survey I, II, III [2009]

As part of the Appalachian Rural Health Institute (ARHI) Diabetes Research Initiative, residents in Belmont, Columbiana, Gallia, Harrison, Jefferson, Lawrence, Monroe, Muskingum, and Noble counties participated in a health care needs assessment survey. This survey collected prevalence data on a number of chronic diseases with an emphasis on diabetes. Additional information was collected on relevant risk factors, including smoking, physical exercise, high cholesterol, and obesity. The current survey (ARHI III) includes many of the questions from previous ARHI surveys conducted by the Voinovich School in 2006 (Jackson, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Ross, Scioto, and Washington counties) and 2003 (Athens, Hocking, Pike, and Vinton counties).
Contact: Holly Raffle, Ph.D.

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HIV in Ohio's Full Services Jails [2009]

From September 2008 to October 2009, the Voinovich School conducted interviews and surveyed jail personnel throughout Ohio to research various aspects of HIV care provided to inmates living with HIV in Ohio's Full Service Jails. This study was supported by the Ohio Department of Health HIV Care Services Section in an effort to identify challenges and opportunities associated with providing HIV care to inmates during their time in jail and upon release. The full report, shorter Ryan White Consortia level reports are available, as well as video presentation of the findings.
Contact: Nicole Yandell

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Economic Impact: Ohio’s Community Health Centers[2009]

This report presents an assessment of the economic contribution of Ohio’s Community Health Centers in Ohio. For over 40 years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has subsidized Community Health Centers (CHC) to provide comprehensive primary care and other health services for people and communities that otherwise may not have adequate access to care. As a consequence, CHC contributions at the state and local levels are most often described in terms of addressing health care needs. However, CHCs also contribute significantly to the State and to local economies through the creation of jobs and wages and the generation of tax revenues. This report presents the results of an analysis examining the economic contribution of CHCs to Ohio’s economy, to urban and rural portions of the state, and to each of the Ohio communities served by a CHC system. This analysis demonstrates the Voinovich School’s expertise with IMPLAN System economic modeling program and the CHC program.

Contact: Robin Stewart

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Rio Connections: Improving Mathematics and Science [2009]

The University of Rio Grande, Gallia-Vinton Educational Service Center (ESC), Gallia County Local Schools, Vinton County Local Schools, and Wellston City Schools have enjoyed a strong collaborative relationship for several years. Representatives from each entity formed a partnership and first began meeting in 2003 to address the critical issue of math and science achievement scores in the partner districts. The three participating districts can be identified as high-needs local education agencies (LEAs) as a result of not achieving a 75 percent pass rate on statewide math and/or science assessments and serving high numbers of students from families with incomes below the poverty line. This report addresses the second year of the partnerships’ math and science partnership project.
Contact: Margaret Hutzel

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The Language of Mental Health [2009]

This project explored how parents in the Southeastern Ohio region talk about mental health and mental health services in order to improve mental health services utilization. Focus groups with parents were conducted in three Southeastern Ohio counties. The project approach was informed by Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and engaged mental health and other health professionals in data interpretation and analysis. The work was based upon a request by Integrating Professionals for Appalachian Children (IPAC) and Ohio University's College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUCOM).

Contact: Margaret Hutzel

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Ohio District and Community School Value-Added Specialist Survey [2009]

This study's purpose was to gauge the status of the statewide implementation of Value-Added Analysis (VAA) after two full years of implementation. The main research questions to be addressed by this study were:

  1. Are districts using value-added data to inform practice?
  2. What is the role of the District Value-Added Specialist (DVAS) or the Community School Value-Added Specialist (CVAS) in the implementation of value-added analysis at this point in the statewide rollout?
  3. What conditions and supports seem to make the DVAS role more or less effective?

Contact: Dr. Anirudh V.S. Ruhil and Marsha Lewis

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Rush Creek AMDAT Report [2009]

Voinovich School staff worked with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management (ODNR-DMRM) to complete the Upper Rush Creek Acid Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment (AMDAT) plan. The AMDAT follows ODNR's guideline to identify and characterize sources of abandoned mine drainage. This information is used to prioritize restoration efforts and provide alternative restoration measures to remediate the effects from acid mine drainage.
Contact: Jennifer Bowman

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ACCESS AND SUCCESS-Appalachian Ohio: Executive Summary [2009]

This document presents an overview of findings from a two-year study examining college access and retention for students in Appalachian Ohio.
Contact: Marsha Lewis and Dr. Anirudh V.S. Ruhil

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Appalachian Set Aside Review [2009]

Conducted for the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA), this study examined barriers to the development of subsidized rental housing in Ohio Appalachia. A particular focus were twelve target counties: Adams, Athens, Gallia, Guernsey, Jefferson, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Pike, Lawrence, Scioto, and Vinton Counties. Research incorporated analysis of existing data and interviews with key informants.
Contact: Robin Stewart

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ACCESS AND SUCCESS – Appalachian Ohio student Preparedness, College Location and

This document is part of a study examining college access and retention for students in Appalachian Ohio.The results presented here were gathered from two surveys conducted with high school seniors, class of 2008, from 25 high schools in 14 Appalachian Ohio counties.
Contact: Marsha Lewis

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ACCESS AND SUCCESS - Appalachian Ohio Student Perceived Barriers to College Acce

This document is part of a study examining college access and retention for students in Appalachian Ohio. The results presented here were gathered from two surveys conducted with high school seniors, class of 2008, from 25 high schools in 14 Appalachian Ohio counties.
Contact: Marsha Lewis

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Ohio Arts Council Quilt Barn Impact Study [2008]

From their humble beginnings in Adams County in 2001, quilt barns have expanded beyond Ohio to communities across the entire nation. Appalachian Ohio can proudly lay claim to this groundbreaking community art project and cultural phenomenon that is now sweeping across the nation. This report provides an overview of the Ohio Quilt Barn Trail and looks beyond the purely artistic importance of quilt barns, highlighting their great value for the Appalachian region and their true potential in terms of the economic, social, and cultural strengthening of the region.

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ACCESS AND SUCCESS - Appalachian Ohio Report 3: Analysis of Spring 2008 Surveys

This document is the third in a series of four reports examining college access and retention for students in Appalachian Ohio. The results presented here are from surveys conducted in the spring of 2008 with high school seniors, their parents, high school counselors, and college students. Where possible, the 2008 data are compared to that of the 1992 Access and Success report. Also, similar to the previous two reports, this report continues the analysis of the wealth of data collected by the Ohio Board of Regents.
Contact: Marsha Lewis

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ACCESS AND SUCCESS - Appalachian Ohio Report 2: Preliminary Analysis of High Sch

This report presents preliminary findings from the first of two surveys of the high school class of 2008 in Appalachian Ohio. The results presented here are from the survey conducted in the fall/winter of the 2007-08 academic year. The survey was conducted in 25 high schools located throughout the 29-county Appalachian Ohio region. In all, 1,145 high school seniors completed the survey for an overall response rate of 38 percent.
Contact: Marsha Lewis

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Economic Impact of the Health Sector in Rural Ohio, 2006 [2008]

This report utilizing the IMPLAN® economic modeling program to obtain information to determine the total direct, indirect and induced employment and income contributions by the health care sector to the local economies of each of the 79 Ohio rural counties.

For each geographic level, the study will identify the contribution of each health care employer type and demonstrate the proportion of the economy that is attributable to health care. This is the third time the Voinovich School has conducted the study for the Ohio Department of Health, with previous phases conducted in 2003 and 2005.

Contact: Robin Stewart

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Yellow Creek ADMAT Report [2008]

Voinovich School staff worked with the Yellow Creek Watershed personnel from the Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District with funds from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Minderal Resources Management (ODNR-DMRM) to complete the Yellow Creek Acid Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment (AMDAT) plan. The AMDAT follows ODNR's guidelines to identify and characterize sources of abandoned min drainage. This information is used to prioritize restoration efforts and provide alternative restoration measures to remediate the effects from acid mine drainage.
Contact: Jennifer Bowman

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2006 Ohio Outdoor Recreation and Satisfaction Survey [2007]

This report presents the results of a statewide household survey regarding the outdoor recreation preferences of Ohio residents. Six thousand households were mailed the survey. Findings from the survey are used by Ohio Department of Natural Resources in establishing it's Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan.
Contact: Nicole Yandell

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ACCESS AND SUCCESS – Appalachian Ohio Report 1: Analysis Of Selected State And N

This document is the first product of a two-year research effort addressing postsecondary education access and completion for students from the 29 Appalachian Ohio counties. Appalachian Ohio is of particular importance for research that informs education policy, as the region has historically had a lower college going rate, a less educated workforce, and a higher rate of poverty and overall unemployment than the rest of the state.
Contact: Marsha Lewis

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Athens County Retail Trade and Demographic Profile [2007]

This four page report outlines the county’s strategic position for retail development. Data elements include retail sales and per capita sales by business type and household demographic information. Prepared for Athens Area Chamber of Commerce.
Contact: Robin Stewart

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Lancaster Regional Campus Student Study Summary Report [2007]

This is the second and final report of this study identifying opportunities for increasing enrollment at Lancaster Regional campus. Here are reported the findings from a web survey and focus groups conducted with enrolled students.
Contact: Holly Raffle

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The Economic Impact of Ohio University’s Innovation Center [2007]

This report presents an assessment of the calculated impact of Ohio University’s Innovation Center on the economy of Athens County in 2006. The Impact Analysis for Planning (IMPLAN) economic modeling software program was utilized in this study.
Contact: Robin Stewart

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Rush Creek AMDAT Maps [2009]

Voinovich School staff worked with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management (ODNR-DMRM) to complete the Upper Rush Creek Acid Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment (AMDAT) plan. The AMDAT follows ODNR's guideline to identify and characterize sources of abandoned mine drainage. This information is used to prioritize restoration efforts and provide alternative restoration measures to remediate the effects from acid mine drainage.

Contact: Jennifer Bowman

Leading Creek AMDAT Report [2006]

Leading Creek AMDAT Report  and Maps

Report
Map 1             Map 2             Map 3             Map 4             Map 5
Map 6             Map 7             Map 8             Map 9            Map 10


Voinovich School staff worked with Leading Creek Watershed personnel from the Meigs County Soil and Water Conservation District with funds from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management (ODNR-DMRM) and OEPA Section 319 grant funds to complete the Leading Creek Watershed Acid Mind Drainage Abatement and Treatment (AMDAT) plan. The AMDAT follows ODNR's guideline to identify and characterize sources of abandoned mine drainage. This information is used to prioritize restoration efforts and provide alternative restoration measures to remediate the effects from acid mine drainage.
Contact: Jennifer Bowman

Lancaster and Pickerington Campus Student Profile [2006]

Demographic and enrollment data were analyzed for applicants and enrolled students at this regional campus. This was the first phase of a three part study identifying opportunities for increasing enrollment at the campus.
Contact: Holly Raffle

Partners in Technology to Improve Patient Safety Phase II [2006]

In 2006 an electronic prescription system was deployed in a multi-office private medical practice. This report presents an assessment of the impact this technology on physician pharmacy relations and the operation of the practice.

Moxahala AMDAT Report [2005]

Moxahala AMDAT Report Maps

Voinovich School staff worked with the Moxahala Watershed Restoration Commission with funds from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management (ODNR-DMRM) and OEPA Section 319 grant funds to complete the Moxahala Watershed Acid Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment (AMDAT) plan. The AMDAT follows ODNR's guildeline to identify and characterize sources of abandoned mine drainage. This information is used to prioritize restoration efforts and provide alternative restoration measures to remediate the effects from acid mine drainage.
Contact: Jennifer Bowman

2004-2005 Perry County Community Assessment [2005]

This report is an example of several completed for county Child and Family Health Services Programs as part of their requirments under their grant from Ohio Department of Health. The assessment formed the basis for planning five years of services.