Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Accidental Deaths by County, 1999-2007

The map below shows the age-adjusted mortality rate due to unintentional injuries (a/k/a accidents) from 1999-2007. The overall rate for Oklahoma was 50.0 deaths per 100,000 population, with a rate of 58.2 deaths per 100,000 population for rural counties (see map of rural Oklahoma). Dewey County had the highest rate at 92.1 deaths per 100,000 population and Cleveland County had the lowest rate at 33.2 deaths per 100,000 population. Regionally, southeast Oklahoma had the highest rate at 64.9 deaths per 100,000 population. The lowest regional rate was in southwest Oklahoma at 44.9 deaths per 100,000 population. Northeast Oklahoma had a rate of 51.1 deaths per 100,000 population and the northwest region, including the Panhandle, had a rate of 47.2 deaths per 100,000 population.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas by Priority Score, January 2012

The map below shows the primary care health professional shortage areas in Oklahoma shaded according to their priority score.  HPSA Priority Scores are developed for use by the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) in determining priorities for assignment of clinicians. Scores range from 1 to 25 for primary care and mental health, 1 to 26 for dental.  The higher the score, the greater the priority. All Federally Qualified Health Centers and those Rural Health Clinics that provide access to care regardless of ability to pay receive automatic facility HPSA  designation. These facilities may have a HPSA score of 0. This map is for illustrative purposes only. For more information about HPSAs and priority scores, visit the Health Resources and Services Administration website.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

FTEs Needed to Remove Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area Designation, January 2012

The map below shows the primary care health professional shortage areas in Oklahoma shaded according to FTEs needed to remove their primary care shortage designation (also known as the de-designation threshold). These values are calculated by HRSA. This map is for illustrative purposes only. For more information about HPSAs, visit the Health Resources and Services Administration website.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Hometowns of OSU COM Students with a History of AHEC Career Exploration Participation, Graduating Classes 2004-2015

The OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine's graduating classes from 2004-2015 include 57 students that participated in Oklahoma Area Health Education Centers (OKAHEC) Health Career Exploration programs prior to matriculating to medical school. The hometowns of these participants are shown on the map below. Learn more about OKAHEC.




Thursday, January 5, 2012

Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Trust

From the January 2012 edition of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's Oklahoma D.O., Val Schott, MPH, Chief Executive Officer of the Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Trust (OHIET), explains the purpose of the Trust and how it will benefit healthcare providers and patients in Oklahoma.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Community Hospital Rotation Sites

The interactive map below shows the current locations of OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Community Hospital Rotation sites. The two consecutive one-month required rotations take place in a community-based hospital and are designed to involve fourth-year medical students in all areas of community hospital medical care (ER, general medicine, and surgical care) as provided by family physicians. Students are encouraged to live in the community during the two month rotation to develop a better understanding of all aspects of rural medicine. Learn more about rural medical education at OSU.

Click on the hospital icons below to view the hospitals and the physician preceptors for each rotation site.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Innovative New Residency Training Programs Slated to Open

From the January 2012 edition of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's Oklahoma D.O., Jeffrey J. LeBoeuf, CAE, Executive Director of Osteopathic Medical Education Consortium of Oklahoma (OMECO), reviews the expanded graduate medical education opportunities established in Oklahoma and Missouri through HRSA's Teaching Health Center grant program.

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