Michael Meit, MA, MPH

North Dakota and NORC Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center

Phone: 301.634.9324
Email: meit-michael@norc.org

NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis


Completed Projects - (30)


Publications - (11)

  • The 2014 Update of the Rural-Urban Chartbook
    Chartbook
    North Dakota and NORC Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
    Date: 10/2014
    This chartbook includes trends and disparities in urban/rural health. Reports on population characteristics include age, race and ethnicity, and poverty; risk factors such as smoking, alcohol use, and obesity; mortality data; health status measures such as adolescent births and total tooth loss; healthcare access/use; and mental health measures.
  • Critical Access Hospitals' Experience with Medicare Advantage Plans
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
    Date: 03/2008
    This report details findings from a survey of 60 critical access hospital (CAH) administrators regarding their experiences with Medicare Advantage plans.
  • Exploring Rural and Urban Mortality Differences
    North Dakota and NORC Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
    Date: 03/2016
    Contains visual aids which display indicators of mortality rates by cause of death, age group, rural-urban status, region, and sex for populations 15 years of age and older cross-referenced to tables and statistical results.
  • Financing Rural Public Health Activities in Prevention and Health Promotion (Final Report)
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: 06/2008
    This is the final report of a study to determine whether the flow of federal resources, from federal agencies, through states, and to communities, is influenced by state- and local-level public health infrastructure.
  • The Medicare Physician Quality Reporting Initiative: Implications for Rural Physicians (Final Report)
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: 08/2010
    This report discusses the impact of rurality on office-based physicians' participation in the 2007 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI). PQRI offers a financial incentive to physicians and other eligible professionals who successfully report quality measures related to services provided under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
  • The Medicare Physician Quality Reporting Initiative: Implications for Rural Physicians (Policy Brief)
    Policy Brief
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: 08/2010
    Rural practices may be at a disadvantage with respect to participating in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative, not necessarily because of their geographic location, but because they tend to be smaller and have fewer resources and a less developed quality measurement infrastructure.
  • Rural Public Health Financing: The Relationship Between Infrastructure and Local Program Funding
    Policy Brief
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: 06/2008
    This study’s purpose was to describe how federal funds for selected chronic disease prevention and health promotion activities are distributed to local health departments and non-governmental organizations at the local level and to identify infrastructure-related barriers that rural agencies may face in securing and using funds for such purposes.
  • Rural-Urban Disparities in Heart Disease
    Policy Brief
    North Dakota and NORC Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
    Date: 10/2014
    The Department of Health and Human Services’ report Health, United States, 2001: With Urban and Rural Health Chartbook illustrated trends and highlighted priorities in urban/rural health. The Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center replicated the analyses using the most recent data available. This brief highlights key heart disease findings.
  • Spontaneous Evacuation Following a Dirty Bomb or Pandemic Influenza: Highlights from a National Survey of Urban Residents' Intended Behavior
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: 11/2007
    This policy analysis brief reports the results of a national survey to assess the evacuation intentions of urban citizens following emergency scenarios. It includes information on how likely it would be for evacuees to go to rural or urban areas and discusses the potential impact of an urban evacuation on rural areas.
  • Urban-to-Rural Evacuation: Planning for Population Surge
    Policy Brief
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: 04/2007
    This policy brief discusses disaster planning and how rural preparedness officials face significant informational, organizational, and infrastructural constraints in their abilities to prepare for a potential population surge from urban areas.
  • Urban-to-Rural Evacuation: Planning for Rural Population Surge (Final Report)
    NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: 08/2008
    This study assessed the likelihood of urban evacuation to rural areas and provides recommendations for rural planning and response.