Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Behavioral Health
Rural behavioral health issues are compounded by a lack of
access to care, workforce shortages, reimbursement issues,
and high rates of uninsured or underinsurance. This
resource provides a summary of the Rural Health Research
Centers’ most recent research on behavioral health.
Author(s): Tamukong, D., Schroeder, S. Date: November 2017
Use of the Emergency Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse among Women
A study by the Rural Health Reform Research Center shows
that women with mental health (MH) and substance abuse (SA)
issues are putting a strain on emergency departments (EDs).
This study helps identify trends among women in rural and
urban communities who utilize the ED for MH/SA. The
information can be used to help communities provide more
relevant, appropriate, and less costly care.
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Peterson, M., Jaeger, J. Date: July 2017
Expanding the Dental Team in North Dakota
Examines the use of Dental Therapists to meet the need for
oral healthcare in North Dakota. Discusses dental
accreditation, policy, licensing, training, education, and
reimbursement for care in North Dakota. Also provides an
overview of states that have implemented dental therapy.
Author(s): Schroeder, S. Date: September 2016
Social Factors Affecting Pediatric Oral Health in North Dakota
Identifies youth in North Dakota who do and do not have the appropriate knowledge and resources necessary to practice good oral hygiene. Discusses contributing factors to overall oral health, such as consumption of soda or sugary drinks, brushing habits, and access to oral healthcare supplies.