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2018

Saving Lives: North Dakota’s Peer Support Specialist Naloxone Training Program Makes an Impact
Peer support specialists are trained to use their experiences in recovery to help others.
Author(s): Haugen, B.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 43(3), 14-15
Date: September 2018
Connect and Engage
Critical Access Hospitals in North Dakota are using telehealth and technology to connect and reconnect to meet the needs of their rural patients.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 43(2), 14-15
Date: June 2018
Stirring Things Up: CRH Founder Is a Mover and Shaker in Rural Healthcare
As a University of North Dakota student, founder director of the Center for Rural Health, and consultant, Dr. Kevin Fickenscher likes to stir things up.
Author(s): Haugen, B.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 43(2), 10-11
Date: June 2018
Project ECHO: Changing North Dakota Fast
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.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 43(1), 14-15
Date: March 2018
Unmasking Brain Injury
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.
Author(s): Haugen, B.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 43(1), 6-7
Date: March 2018

2017

Giving Back
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.
Author(s): Haugen, B.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 42(4), 8-9
Date: December 2017
The Prime of Their Lives
Health professionals and students gather for Primary Care Week at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences to network and to discuss the role of primary care in North Dakota's health delivery systems.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 42(4), 16-17
Date: December 2017
Targeted Rural Health Education
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.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 42(3), 18-19
Date: September 2017
The Scrubs Academy
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.
Author(s): Leier, Marv
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 42(3), 20-21
Date: September 2017
A Wider Lens
Statewide Community Showcases give medical students and residents the chance to connect with North Dakota healthcare facilities in hopes to improve workforce recruitment and retention.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 42(2), 26-27
Date: June 2017
Recruitment Evolution
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.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 42(1), 18-19
Date: April 2017
Aging in Place
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.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 42(1), 20-21
Date: March 2017

2016

From Volume To Value
A shift in focus enables rural healthcare organizations in North Dakota to provide high-quality care.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 41(4), 20-21
Date: December 2016
A Recipe for Success
Students at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences form an interest group for rural-focused students.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 41(4), 18-19
Date: December 2016
Community Showcases Introduce Future Physician Prospects to North Dakota Communities
New physician recruitment events showcase rural North Dakota communities and healthcare facilities to the future healthcare workforce.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 41(2), 18-19
Date: July 2016
Mind Matters
North Dakota is home to the unique annual Mind Matters Conference on brain injury that brings together both healthcare professionals and patients.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 41(2), 20-21
Date: July 2016
Teaching to Recruit
Rural family medicine doctors Jacinta Klindworth and Aaron Garman practice what they teach about their all-encompassing specialty of family medicine.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 41(1), 18-19
Date: March 2016
What's in a Name?
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.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 41(1), 20-21
Date: March 2016

2015

American Indian Health Research Conference
The American Indian Health Research Conference showcases all areas of health research done by students and faculty, and provides a forum for collaborating on culturally appropriate research.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 40(4), 16-17
Date: December 2015
It Takes a Village
Community collaboration is key to a strong recruitment and retention strategy for healthcare providers in Wishek, North Dakota.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 40(4), 18-19
Date: December 2015
Scrubs Academy Prescribes Health Career Experiences to Students
The annual Scrubs Academy at the University of North Dakota helps middle school students explore, learn about, and develop an interest in healthcare careers.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 40(3), 22-23
Date: September 2015
Williams County Graduate Scholarship
Private and public collaboration provides a generous boost to high school graduates in Williams County. Williston State College reports that applications for health-related degrees are up 77 percent due to this unique opportunity.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 40(3), 20-21
Date: September 2015
Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health Celebrates 30 Years
Longtime statewide gathering of health professionals helps to improve the health of North Dakotans.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 40(2), 22-23
Date: July 2015
Making It Work in the West
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.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 40(2), 20-21
Date: July 2015
Brushing Up on Dental Care in North Dakota
The Center for Rural Health makes recommendations based on a study of ways to improve North Dakotans’ oral health.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 40(1), 20-21
Date: March 2015
“HOSA” Spells the Future of North Dakota’s Healthcare Workforce
Middle school and high school students explore becoming healthcare professionals through participation in the North Dakota HOSA group.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 40(1), 17-19
Date: March 2015

2014

North Dakota's Critical Access Hospital Quality Network: Collaboration is the Name of the Game
The state’s quality network seeks to strengthen collaboration and leadership among healthcare organizations and streamline efforts around quality and performance improvement for the 36 CAHs.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 39(4), 18-19
Date: December 2014
NRCNAA Celebrates 20 Years Helping Native Elders
The National Resource Center on Native American Aging celebrates its 20th Anniversary of providing a way to identify specific needs within Native American communities throughout the United States.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 39(4), 20-21
Date: December 2014
Collaborating to Improve Cardiac Care
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.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 39(3), 20-21
Date: September 2014
Raising a North Dakota Healthcare Family
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.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 39(3), 18-19
Date: September 2014
Around the World in Rural North Dakota
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.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 39(2), 18-19
Date: June 2014
A Turtle Islander Meets the Maori
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.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 39(2), 20-21
Date: June 2014
Success in Stanley
Mountrail County Health Center in Stanley, North Dakota has experienced increased patient volumes due to oil development in their service area. Their providers and staff are facing the struggles head on, and becoming better because of it.
Author(s): Barclay, M.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 39(1), 20-21
Date: March 2014
The North Dakota Brain Injury Network
Brain injuries don’t just happen to football players. People are dealing with the oftentimes debilitating aftermath of brain injuries here in North Dakota, from concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 39(1), 18-19
Date: March 2014