North Dakota Medicine

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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 and 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 Welcome Future Physicians
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
What's in a Name?
High-level service is still as sweet with new name.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 41(1), 20-21
Date: March 2016

2015

American Indian Health Research Conference
North Dakota Medicine, Volume 40, Issue 4. The annual AIHRC provides a forum for culturally appropriate research.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Date: December 2015
It Takes a Village
North Dakota Medicine, Volume 40, Issue 4. The community of Wishek, North Dakota works together to recruit medical providers to the area.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Date: December 2015
Scrubs Academy Prescribes Health Career Experiences to Students
North Dakota Medicine, Volume 40, Issue 3. There is a shortage of healthcare professionals, especially in rural areas. The Academy provides a way to grow students’ interest in health careers and help set them on the academic path they need to achieve their goals in pursuit of their career choice.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Date: September 2015
Williams County Graduate Scholarship
North Dakota Medicine, Volume 40, Issue 3. The effect of the oil boom on western North Dakota communities has provided great opportunities to balance, or even outweigh, the challenges of providing healthcare.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Date: September 2015
Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health Celebrates 30 Years
North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 40, Issue 2. Longtime statewide gathering of health professionals helps to improve the health of North Dakotans.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Date: July 2015
Making It Work in the West
North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 40, Issue 2. North Dakota: the land of opportunity. Not just in oil work, but in healthcare as well.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Date: July 2015
Brushing Up on Dental Care in North Dakota
North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 40, Issue 1. The Center for Rural Health makes recommendations based on a study of ways to improve North Dakotans’ oral health.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Date: March 2015
“HOSA” Spells the Future of North Dakota’s Healthcare Workforce
North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 40, Issue 1. Middle school and high school students explore becoming healthcare professionals.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Date: March 2015

2014

North Dakota's Critical Access Hospital Quality Network: Collaboration is the Name of the Game
North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 39, Issue 4. The state's quality network seeks to strengthen hospital care for all North Dakotans.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Date: December 2014
NRCNAA Celebrates 20 Years Helping Native Elders
North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 39, Issue 4. Native American elders have many of the same needs as other elder populations, and the idea behind the program was to be able to provide a way to identify specific needs within communities.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Date: December 2014
Collaborating to Improve Cardiac Care
North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 39, Issue 3. Evaluating a lifesaving device leads to a cooperative effort to review statewide cardiac care.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Date: September 2014
Raising a North Dakota Healthcare Family
North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 39, Issue 3. Many healthcare facilities face retention of their healthcare workforce as an ongoing challenge. Even before retention becomes an issue in the professional world, it starts as an issue in the educational world.
Author(s): Kusler, S.
Date: September 2014
Success in Stanley
North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 39, Issue 1. North Dakota natives Dr. Mark Longmuir and Abbey Effertz discuss their experiences working at Mountrail County Health Center in Stanley, North Dakota.
Author(s): Barclay, M.
Date: March 2014
The North Dakota Brain Injury Network
North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 39, Issue 1. The NDBIN at the Center for Rural Health is designed to address the diverse needs of individuals with traumatic brain injuries.
Author(s): Massmann, N.
Date: March 2014

2013

Celebrating the Power of Rural
North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 38, Issue 4. National Rural Health Day showcases the strengths of rural America.
Author(s): Barclay, M.
Date: December 2013
What is a Community Health Center?
North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 38, Issue 3. Non-profit community-driven clinics provide high-quality primary and preventive care to all individuals, with or without insurance and regardless of their ability to pay.
Author(s): Morin, K. & Barclay, M.
Date: October 2013
Scrubs Camps: Growing the Program That’s Growing Our Own
North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 38, Issue 2. The Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camps began in 2009 as a mini-grant program focused on introducing rural North Dakota students in Grades 5 through 12 to various careers in healthcare. If you fast-forward four years, you will clearly see that the 41 camps involving 184 communities and over 2,600 kids have touched people in every corner of the state.
Author(s): Morin, K.
Date: June 2013
Team Boosters: A Bright Spot for Rural North Dakotans is the Increasing Role that Advanced Practice Providers Play in Primary Care
North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 38, Issue 2. It is no secret that the country is facing a shortage of primary care physicians now and into the future. The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that by 2020 there will be 45,000 too few primary care physicians. With shortages this large, and demand still increasing, there is no easy solution. These shortages are exacerbated in rural North Dakota, where communities can spend tens of thousands of dollars and years recruiting a physician to their community.
Author(s): Barclay, M.
Date: June 2013