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Assessment of Medicaid Purchased Health Care in Southeast Ohio University (2000)
The Office of Medicaid Policy of the Ohio Department of Human Services and the Ohio Board of Regents cooperated to provide the opportunity and financial support for the project. Donna Bush of the Office of Medicaid Policy served as liaison with State agencies to facilitate communications and data acquisition, and participated as a member of the research team. All members of the research team functioned as a unit, jointly making decisions regarding project design and performance, including data analysis and design of focus groups and interviews. Every team member facilitated or assisted in focus groups and conducted interviews.

Appalachian Studies Bibliography
This is a bibliography related to health and medicine.

Black Lung Clinic Program
The Black Lung Clinics Program is authorized under Title IV of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, as amended by the Black Lung Benefits Act of 1972 (Pub. L. 92-303, May 19, 1972) and the Black Lung Benefits Refrom Act of 1977 (Pub. L. 95-239, March 1, 1978). The purpose of the program is to serve miners (active and inactive) with what is categorically termed Black Lung Disease.

Cultural Diversity: Eating in America (Appalachian)
A fact sheet from the Ohio State Extension Office at Ohio State University. Family and Consumer Sciences, 1787 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43210

Ohio Cancer Facts & Figure
The fourth annual edition of Ohio Cancer Facts & Figures provides the latest statistics about cancer in our state. The focus of this year's report is a special section on cancer in Appalachian Ohio. Residents of Ohio’s 29 Appalachian counties get cancer and die from cancer more frequently than the rest of Ohioans. In an effort to decrease disparities, the American Cancer Society partners with a variety of organizations to address prevention, early detection and quality of life issues in Appalachia. The Ohio Cancer Facts & Figures 2003 report is a valuable tool in these efforts.

Ohio Valley Regional Geriatric Center
The Ohio Valley Regional Geriatric Education Center was established October 1985 to provide education and training opportunities to health professionals and other personnel in order to enhance the availability and quality of care for older adults.