2016 Presentations & Handouts

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Monday, May 16, 2016

8:00 – 11:30 AM

Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex) CAH Pre-Conference

8:30 – 11:30 AM

NDPHA Meeting

11:45 – 12:45 PM

Lunch – Welcome and Announcements

12:45 – 1:45 PM

Keynote 1: The Failures of “Success” – A Past, Present and Future Outlook in Ending the Tobacco Pandemic
Eric Solberg, MA, Associate Vice President, University of Texas Academic and Research Affairs

2:00 – 2:45 PM

Session 1: Community Beautification through Nutrition Education and Gardening
Katie Jonke, RD, LRD, CLC, Nutrition Services Coordinator, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health
Peggy Netzer, M.Ed., Extension Agent-Family Nutrition Program, NDSU Extension Service


Session 2: Role Transitions in Public Health
Twila Singh, MPH, Field Epidemiologist, North Dakota Department of Health
Renae Moch, MBA, FACMPE, Director of Public Health, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health


Session 3: Altru Health System Community Connect Program
Mark Waind, BS, Chief Information Officer, Altru Health System
Alex Todorovic, MBA, Manager of Clinical Applications, Altru Health System


Session 4: Poster Presentations


3:30 – 4:15 PM

Session 5: Building a Community-based Comprehensive Sexuality Education Program in a Conservative Environment: Partnerships and Outcomes
Molly Secor-Turner, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, North Dakota State University
Courage Mudzongo, BS, MS, Doctoral Student and Evaluation Coordinator of ROTO ND, North Dakota State University


Session 6: How Increasing Tobacco Taxes Can Enhance Funding for Other Health Challenges in North Dakota
Erin Hill-Oban, Senator/ Executive Director Tobacco Free North Dakota


Session 7: North Dakota Oral Health Workforce and State Policy
Shawnda Schroeder, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, Center for Rural Health


Session 8: Poster Presentations:


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Keynote 2: “Minority of Mind”
Benjamin Boone, BA


9:15 – 10:00 AM

Session 9: Introduction to the Rural Health Education Network
Denise Andress, RN, MBA, Director, Western North Dakota Area Health Education Center
Dr. David Schmitz, MD, Chief Rural Officer and Director of Rural Training Tracks at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Family Residency of Idaho
Dr. Jeffrey Hostetter, MS, MD, Program Director, UND Center for Family Medicine-Bismarck


Session 10: Electronic Cigarettes and E-Liquids: What You Need to Know
Kelly Buettner-Schmidt, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, North Dakota State University
Donald Miller, PharmD, Professor, North Dakota State University
Barbara Andrist, MSN, BSN, Statewide Program Manager, Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy


Session 11: 2015 Salmonella Thompson Outbreak Investigation
Shawn McBride, BA, BS, Field Epidemiologist, North Dakota Department of Health Division of Disease Control


Session 12: Integrated Care, Serious Mental Illness, and Psychotropic Medications
Andrew McLean, MD, MPH


11:00 – 11:45 AM

Session 13: One of Rural's Most Under-Utilized Physician Recruitment Tools: Foreign Medical Graduates. Hiring and Keeping Candidates in Your Community
Stacy Kusler, BA, Workforce Specialist, Center for Rural Health
Ken Hall, JD, Attorney, Hall Health Immigration Law


Session 14: The Experiences of Public Health Nurses During a Tuberculosis Outbreak
Tracy Evanson, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, Associate Professor, UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines
Lucy Heintz, MS, RN, COHN-S, Clinical Associate Professor, UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines


Session 15 – CANCELED
Assistive Technology Links for Seniors in North Dakota
Peggy Shireley, M.Ed, ATP, ECHM, Senior Assistive Technology Consultant, IPAT


Session 16: Is Your Community Cardiac Ready?
Shila Thorson, RN, BSN, State Stroke/Cardiac System Coordinator, North Dakota Department of Health


11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch


1:00 – 2:00 PM

Keynote 3: “Victory”
Matt Jones, Professional Speaker and Author, Three-Time Cancer Conqueror, Marathon Runner


2:30 – 3:30 PM

Intensive 1: Volume to Value – The Rural Glide Path
Clint MacKinney, MD, MS, Director, Rural Health System Analysis and Technical Assistance Program, Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, University of Iowa


Intensive 2: Hunger Free North Dakota: What Does That Have To Do With Me?
Karen K. Ehrens, RD, LRD, Coordinator, Creating a Hunger Free North Dakota Coalition


Intensive 3: North Dakota Health Information Network Update
Sheldon Wolf, CPA, North Dakota Health Information Director, North Dakota Information Technology Department


Intensive 4: MOVIE: The Bully Project: Your Guide to Make a Difference
Joel Friesz, MSSL, Restorative Justice Program Coordinator, Lutheran Social Services
Kelli Adams, BS, MS, Restorative Justice School Specialist & Prevention Coordinator, Lutheran Social Services

3:35 – 4:35 PM

Intensive 1 cont: Volume to Value – The Rural Glide Path
Clint MacKinney, MD, MS, Director, Rural Health System Analysis and Technical Assistance Program, Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, University of Iowa


Intensive 2 cont: Policy, Systems & Environmental Change Approaches to Impact the Food Environment and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Joan Enderle, MBA, RD, LRD, ANCHOR Regional Campaign Manager - Team Lead, American Heart Association


Intensive 3 cont: Using Health Information Technology for Patient and Family Engagement
Tracey Regimbal, RHIT, HIT/Quality Specialist, North Dakota Quality Health Associates


Intensive 4 cont: MOVIE: The Bully Project: Your Guide to Make a Difference
Joel Friesz, MSSL, Restorative Justice Program Coordinator, Lutheran Social Services
Kelli Adams, BS, MS, Restorative Justice School Specialist & Prevention Coordinator, Lutheran Social Services


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Health Policy Panel: Policy Panel: North Dakota Legislative Update
Senator Judy Lee
Representative Rich Becker
Senator Tyler Axness
Representative Kylie Oversen


9:00 – 10:00 AM

Keynote 4: Accepting Interruptions
Katie Pinke, KatPinkie Consulting


10:15 – 11:00 AM

Session 17: The North Dakota Title V/Maternal and Child Health 2016-2020 Needs Assessment
Grace Njau, MPH, Maternal and Child Health and Oral Health Epidemiologist, North Dakota Department of Health
Devaiah Muccatria, MS, Research Analyst, State Systems Development Initiative Coordinator, North Dakota Department of Health


Session 18: Excessive Drinking: Strategies to Change North Dakota Social Norms
Renae Byre, MS, CTTS, Director of Tobacco Prevention, First District Heath Unit


Session 19: Using an Electronic Community Health Needs Assessment Collaborative Framework to Build Capacity for Community Engagement
Lynette Dickson, MS, RD, LRD, Associate Director, Center for Rural Health
Jaimie Witt, BBA, Project Specialist, Center for Rural Health


11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Session 20: Using Root Cause Analysis to Develop State Epidemiological Profile
Jirina Foltysova, PhD, Assistant Professor of Evaluation, Center for Rural Health


Session 21: Working Together with Native American Communities on Health and Wellness
Hannabah Blue, MSPH, Public Health Services Project Manager, NDSU American Indian Public Health Resource Center


Session 22: Substance Abuse Prevention in North Dakota: A Successful Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Angela Muhs, MSW, LICSW, Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota
Jackie Roberts, DNP-FNP-BC, Family Nurse Practitioner, University of North Dakota


1:00 – 5:00 PM

Grant Writing Workshop:
Everyone is welcome to attend – PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (See registration form for more information.) Hosted by the Center for Rural Health.