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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.

Project ECHO: Changing North Dakota Fast

June 18, 2018

Project ECHO is using video technology to address the opioid epidemic by connecting specialists at academic or specialty health center "hub sites" with community-based primary care teams.
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A Medical Journalist Insider

May 14, 2018

Dr. Kay Miller Temple is a medical writer for Rural Health Information Hub. She is also a physician with over 30 years of experience. That, coupled with her rural upbringing, helps her research and write articles with a unique perspective on complex rural health issues.
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Unmasking Brain Injury

April 2, 2018

The results of brain injuries often can't be seen. Survivors, however, are finding their voices through the Unmasking Brain Injury project launched by the North Dakota Brain Injury Network.
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Giving Back

February 15, 2018

Tara Brandner and Amy Holtan Ellingson are among those making use of loan repayment programs available to healthcare professionals willing to work in rural and underserved areas.
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The Prime of Their Lives

December 15, 2017

Health professionals and students gather for Primary Care Week at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences to network and to discuss the role of primary care in North Dakota's health delivery systems.
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Targeted Rural Health Education

November 14, 2017

Targeted Rural Health Education (TRHE) is a project where health profession students who are living and learning in rural communities explore a local health need and write an educational article that addresses the issue for the community.
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The Scrubs Academy

October 16, 2017

The Scrubs Academy initiative is starting to see results. Seven years after the first Scrubs Academy, former students are entering college and choosing healthcare majors.
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Brain Injury Survivor Helps Others

September 20, 2017

Matt White is a brain injury survivor interning at the North Dakota Brain Injury Network. He's using his experience to help others dealing with similar situations.
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