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2020 Virtual Presentations & Handouts

To access handouts for the sessions, click on the title of the session. If there are multiple handouts, they will be listed under the abstract. If there is no handout available, it means the presenter has not provided the handout to be posted online.

Session 6: Addressing the Childcare Crisis in Rural North Dakota: Building Sustainable Solutions Through Creative Partnerships
Jenn Lukens, BA, Associate Director of Communications, UND Alumni Association Foundation, Grand Forks, ND
Brandon Baumbach, MPP, BA, Business Development Manager, Grand Forks Region Economic Development, Grand Forks, ND
Darrold Bertsch, BS, CEO, Sakakawea Medical Center and Coal Country Community Health Center, Hazen/Beulah, ND
Ben Bucher, FNP-BC, MBA, CEO, Towner County Medical Center, Cando, ND
Cary Forrester, BS, Early Childhood Consultant, Child Care Aware of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

ABSTRACT: Childcare shortages across rural America hit home for North Dakota communities. Healthcare facilities and public health units have an opportunity to be a part of the solution. In addition to explaining the problem, this interactive panel session will identify key strategies on how to partner with communities to support viable childcare opportunities.

Session 15: Building a Rural Community-Based Palliative Care Program in North Dakota
Nancy Joyner, MS, CNS-BC, APRN, ACHPN, Palliative Care Subject Matter Expert, Owner & CEO, Nancy Joyner Consulting, Grand Forks, ND
Jody Ward, MS, RN, APHN, Senior Project Coordinator, University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health, Minot, ND

ABSTRACT: This seminar will provide insight into developing a rural community-based palliative care program within the resources of a community, utilizing tools to assess the community, and identifying an action plan unique to the rural area served.

Intensive 4b Part 1: Growing & Go!-Ing Together: Local Food Opportunities
Katie Johnke, RDN, LRD, CLC, Nutrition Services Coordinator, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health, Bismarck, ND
Jan Stankiewicz, MS, MPH cert., Extension Specialist - Community Health and Nutrition, NDSU Extension, Bismarck, ND

ABSTRACT: What if every child in your community understood where their food comes from? What if everyone in your community had access to fresh, healthy, locally produced food? What if local economies were more stable and stronger thanks to a greater connection to local farms? With a thriving local food economy, these what ifs are a reality.


Physician Assistant Education in North Dakota: Evolution Over 50 Years
Jeanie McHugo, PhD, PA-C; Chair, Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

ABSTRACT: The PA Program at the University of North Dakota has adapted to the needs of the state, the profession and the nation in terms of PA education over the past fifty years. This poster focuses on how these transformations have occurred, provides a current overview of educational structure and explores projections moving forward. Outcomes of successfully meeting the primary care mission of the program will also be discussed.