Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jackie Elizabeth Callaway & Erica Strandberg win 2014 Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest

Congratulations to Jackie Elizabeth Callaway and Erica Strandberg, winners of the 2014 Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest sponsored by the OSU Center for Rural Health! Jackie won with her submission titled, Hoppin’ Hay Bales and Erica won the OSU CHS student category with her submission, Old Truck (see both photos below). The Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest was part of the Center's celebration marking the 4th Annual National Rural Health Day on November 20, 2014. The contest garnered 102 entries from the across the state (view all of the photo contest entries). We would like to extend our appreciation to everyone who participated in the contest. We look forward to continuing this annual tradition.

Hoppin’ Hay Bales. Submitted by Jackie Elizabeth Callaway. Taken near Durant, Oklahoma.

Old Truck. Submitted by Erica Strandberg. Taken near Claremore, Oklahoma.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Progression of Primary Care HPSAs in Oklahoma, 1978-2014

The animated map below shows the progression of primary care health professional shortage areas (HPSA) in Oklahoma from 1978 to 2014. Use the controls at the bottom of the map to start and stop the animation. View a larger version of this map in a new window.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Suicide Death Rate in Oklahoma by County, 2005-2013

Click each county to see the number of deaths attributed to suicide and the age-adjusted rate.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

How are Rural Community Members Informed of Community Events?

From the November 2014 edition of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's Oklahoma D.O., Center staff members Lara Brooks, M.S. and Corie Kaiser, M.S., present original research assessing the various ways citizens of rural communities access information about local events. Their article begins on page 14.