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Policy Briefs

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2020

Impact and Reach of SEAL!ND: 2019-2020 School Year
This brief reports the reach of the North Dakota Department of Health Oral Health Program's school-based sealant program (SEAL!ND). During the 2019-2020 school year, SEAL!ND provided preventive dental care to students in 80 schools throughout North Dakota.
Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: December 2020
North Dakota School Personnel's Experience with SEAL!ND 2019-2020 School Year
This brief describes the results of a survey among school personnel who participated in the school-based sealant program during the 2019-2020 school year. Overall schools were very happy with the program and were looking for assistance in better promoting the program in the future through social media, e-newsletters, and text messaging.
Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: December 2020
North Dakota School-Based Sealant Programs: 2019-2020
This infographic presents the reach of the North Dakota Schools-Based Sealant programs during the 2019-2020 school year. It illustrates the number of children receiving various preventive dental services in schools settings throughout the state.
Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: December 2020
Brief: Evaluation of Medical-Dental Integration at the University of North Dakota Center for Family Medicine
A brief review on the evaluation of the medical-dental integration program implemented by the North Dakota Department of Health Oral Health Program. The brief also offers a summary and recommendations for future medical-dental integration in North Dakota.
Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Knutson, S.
Date: September 2020
Dental Student Rotations at a Federally Qualified Health Center
This brief provides a summary of the clinical reach of the dental student rotations and the perceptions of both the participating dental students and FQHC dental team members.
Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Knutson, S.
Date: August 2020
Executive Summary: Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Needs Among Probation and Parole Officers in Region 8
This is an executive summary of the larger report, Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Needs: Findings, Implications, and Summary of a Survey of Probation and Parole Officers in Region 8. The brief summarizes the mental health training needs of probation and parole officers in the six-state region and provides recommendations for future work.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Martinefski, D.
Date: March 2020

2019

Measuring Stigma around Mental Illness in North Dakota
Researchers collected data in North Dakota utilizing a nationally validated instrument for measuring stigma. This brief presents the results of the survey and implications for communities.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Tan, C.M.
Date: March 2019

2017

Home is Where the Heart Is: Insights on the Coordination and Delivery of Home Health Services in Rural America
Access to home health in rural areas is an important public policy concern, particularly with the growing number of older adults residing in rural America. This qualitative study seeks to better understand how home health services are provided in rural areas, and identifies facilitators and barriers to providing care.
Project: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
Author(s): Knudson, A., Anderson, B., Schueler, K., Arsen, E.
Date: August 2017
Rural and Urban Utilization of the Emergency Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Utilizes data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's State Emergency Department Databases for seven states. Researchers explore, and describe in this brief, the use of the Emergency Department for mental health and substance abuse among Urban, Large Rural, Small Rural, and Isolated Small Rural residents.
Project: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Peterson, M.
Date: June 2017