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.

Making it Work in the West

June 1, 2015

North Dakota: the land of opportunity. Not just in oil work, but in healthcare as well. The areas of Williston and Watford City have experienced exponential growth to support the needs of an expanding community.
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Raising a North Dakota Healthcare Family

September 1, 2014

At home and at work, Ken and Lucille Peterson nurtured generations of doctors. Peterson gives his insight on how to keep medical students succeeding through the most challenging times of school.
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Collaborating to Improve Cardiac Care

September 1, 2014

Evaluating a lifesaving device leads to a cooperative effort to review statewide cardiac care. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust provided mechanical CPR devices to ambulances in North Dakota to improve outcomes.
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Around the World in Rural North Dakota

June 1, 2014

Center for Rural Health staff members have driven enough miles to nearly travel around the earth at the equator – all without leaving North Dakota. They are conducting Community Health Needs Assessments to help focus rural health efforts on identified needs.
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A Turtle Islander Meets the Maori

June 1, 2014

Dr. Jacque Gray shares her work on suicide prevention at a symposium at the University of Otago in Wellington, New Zealand. She also shared the Seven Generations Center of Excellence’s approach to addressing mental health workforce needs in indigenous populations.
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