Focus on Rural Health

Focus on Rural Health is a blog that features stories about rural health leaders and people working in rural North Dakota healthcare organizations.

Recruitment Evolution

April 17, 2017

Rural areas in North Dakota have unique challenges in the changing landscape of provider recruitment. In an industry of constant change, a few North Dakota facilities were asked to share how they are adapting and still finding providers.
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Aging in Place

April 1, 2017

A new initiative is building capacity for Native American elders to live at home longer. The Native Aging in Place Project (NAPP) provides resources and training for caregivers to help their family members stay in their homes as they age.
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Bringing Baby Home

March 1, 2017

Debbi Bronson’s 30-year nursing career has always been about caring for families. She works tirelessly to help new parents succeed through the Building Healthy Families program in Williston, North Dakota, which was recognized as the Outstanding Rural Health Program for 2016.
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A Recipe for Success

December 1, 2016

Students at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences form an interest group for rural-focused students.
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From Volume To Value

December 1, 2016

A shift in focus enables rural healthcare organizations in North Dakota to provide high-quality care.
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What's in a Name?

March 1, 2016

Grand Forks is home to a national program with a big reputation in the rural health world. The Rural Health Information Hub provides the continued high-level service that their customers have come to expect, all under a new name.
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Teaching to Recruit

March 1, 2016

Rural family medicine doctors Jacinta Klindworth and Aaron Garman practice what they teach about their all-encompassing specialty of family medicine.
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It Takes a Village

December 1, 2015

Community collaboration is key to a strong recruitment and retention strategy for healthcare providers in Wishek, North Dakota.
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