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2021

Blood Pressure Screening at Your Dental Office
This infographic shows the importance of checking a patient's blood pressure at a dental appointment.
Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Farfan Cruela, V.
Date: August 2021
Dental Sealants
This infographic illustrates why dental sealants are important for oral health of children.
Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Farfan Cruela, V.
Date: August 2021
Factors that Impact Food Security in Northern Plains American Indians
This poster examines a number of factors that impact food security, from a study which looked at food security in the Northern Plains American Indians in the Midwest.
Author(s): Gray, J., English, L., Petros, T.
Date: August 2021
Follow-Up for Hypertension
This infographic shows why high blood pressure can raise the risk of heart disease and stroke, why to follow up with a doctor, and tips for maintaining healthy blood pressure.
Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Farfan Cruela, V.
Date: August 2021
North Dakota Oral Health: Pre-Kindergarten
This infographic shows the importance of oral health in children in pre-kindergarten.
Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Bosh, A.
Date: August 2021
Protect Your Baby's Teeth and Gums
This infographic demonstrates the dos and don'ts of protecting your baby's teeth and gums.
Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Bosh, A.
Date: August 2021
Healing Our Protectors: Building Resilience Among Tribal Law Enforcement Officers Through Cultural Interventions
This publication is a resource that serves behavioral health treatment providers in gaining a deeper understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their work as a law enforcement officer.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Belgarde, L., Fox, L., Heitkamp, T.
Date: May 2021

2020

Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Ethnic/Racial Disparities: Adverse Health Outcomes
Rural minority group populations often experience dual disparities in health. This recap summarizes adverse health outcomes across these populations including premature death, age-adjusted mortality, disability status, and obesity rates.
Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
Author(s): Ostmo, P.
Date: November 2020
Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Ethnic/Racial Disparities: Social and Systemic Inequities
This resource examines social and systemic inequities that influence disparities in health among minority group populations. Rural non-White populations experience both residence-based and racial/ethnicity-based health disparities.
Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
Author(s): Ostmo, P.
Date: November 2020
Health Professional Shortage Area Scoring & Data Sources
A fact sheet explaining the basic criteria and data used in scoring Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) for the primary care, mental health, and dental health disciplines.
Project: Primary Care Office
Author(s): North Dakota Primary Care Office
Date: September 2020
Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center: Year Two Program Snapshot
This snapshot provides program goals, reach, and measures impact of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center program in year two (August 15, 2019 - August 14, 2020).
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Terry, D., Helfand, B
Date: September 2020
North Dakota Public Health Unit Response to COVID-19
This fact sheet shares the results of a survey sent to all 28 North Dakota local public health unit (LPHU) administrators, asked to indicate what role their LPHU had in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Project: State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Nissen, K.
Date: September 2020
Rural Health Research: Gateway's Top Three Countdown
The Rural Health Research Gateway is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy with the primary purpose of sharing the work of the federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. The annual website analytics offer a glimpse into the public's rural health research interests.
Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: September 2020
Smiles for Life: Data Snapshot
Smiles for Life is a comprehensive, online oral health curriculum designed to promote oral health for all age groups through high-quality educational resources. This infographic highlights the reach of Smiles for Life over the last 12 months.
Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
Author(s): Breigenzer, A., Schroeder, S.
Date: July 2020
Dental Pain Management in Dental Clinics, Emergency Rooms, and Primary Care Settings in North Dakota
This fact sheet describes emergency room data and results from a survey among North Dakota dentists to better understand dental pain management, dentists' screening practices, and risk factors associated with and predictive of opioid prescribing behavior.
Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Knutson, S.
Date: June 2020
Farm Stress: Facts, Impact of COVID-19, and Resource and Training Needs of Mental Health Care Providers
This brief shares feedback and data about farm stress, mental health implications, and COVID-19.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Clark, B., Holiday, E., Breigenzer, A., Johnson, S.
Date: June 2020
MHTTC Network: Addressing Mental Health Workforce Needs
This document defines the mental health workforce and workforce development, identifies major needs of the mental health workforce, and highlights projects of the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network designed to address those needs.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Davidson, L., Schroeder, S.
Date: June 2020
North Dakota's Significant Rural Health Needs as Identified by Critical Access Hospital Community Health Needs Assessments
Summarizes and shows results of the 2017-2019 health needs identified by rural communities in North Dakota through focus groups, key informant interviews, and community surveys.
Project: Community Health Needs Assessment
Author(s): Nissen, K., Larson, S.
Date: June 2020
Mental Health Resources for K-12 Educators During COVID-19
This product compiles all recent toolkits, guides, tip sheets, and infographics that have been developed by reputable sources to assist educators throughout the current health pandemic (COVID-19).
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Diers, L., Winfield, S.
Date: April 2020
Mental Health Resources for Parents and Caregivers During COVID-19
This product compiles all recent toolkits, guides, tip sheets, and infographics that have been developed by reputable sources to assist parents and caregivers throughout the current health pandemic (COVID-19).
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Diers, L., Winfield, S.
Date: April 2020
High Rates of Decay and Need for Dental Treatment Among American Indian and Alaska Native Kindergartners in North Dakota
During the 2018-2019 school year, each of the 1,998 kindergartners enrolled in the 43 participating schools received a dental screening. This fact sheet describes the results of this screening and identified racial disparities.
Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Knutson, S.
Date: February 2020
High Rates of Decay and Need for Dental Treatment Among Rural Kindergartners in North Dakota
During the 2018-2019 school year, each of the 1,998 kindergartners enrolled in the 43 participating schools received a dental screening. This fact sheet describes the results of this screening and identified geographic disparities.
Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Knutson, S.
Date: February 2020
Medical - Dental Integration in North Dakota
This fact sheet describes the reach, patients served, and the outcomes of a medical-dental integration model employed in the University of North Dakota's Center for Family Medicine in Bismarck. This integrated care model provides dental screenings, fluoride varnish application, dental referrals, and care coordination for patients in the primary care setting while also educating medical residents and direct care staff quarterly on the direct relationship between oral health and overall health.
Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Knutson, S.
Date: February 2020
Progress and Reach of the SEAL!ND Program: 2018-2019 School Year
This fact sheet details the progress and reach of the North Dakota school-based dental sealant program through 2019.
Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Knutson, S.
Date: February 2020
Colorado Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of Colorado from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2020
Montana Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of Montana from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2020
North Dakota Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of North Dakota from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2020
Reach of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center School Based Program: Year One Snapshot
This fact sheet provides an overview of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center's School Based Mental Health Program and the reach of the program in grant year one. The fact sheet describes the number of free, school-based mental health trainings held, school-based products developed, the number of people reached, and the participants' perceptions of these trainings. Grant year one includes August 15, 2018, through August 14, 2019.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2020
Reach of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center: Year One Snapshot
This fact sheet provides an overview of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center and the reach of the program in grant year one. The fact sheet describes the number of free mental health trainings held, products developed, number of people reached, and the participants' perceptions of these trainings. Grant year one includes August 15, 2018, through August 14, 2019.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2020
South Dakota Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of South Dakota from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2020
Utah Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of Utah from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2020
Wyoming Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of Wyoming from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2020

2019

Rural Health Research RECAP: Healthcare Access and Status Among Rural Children
More than half (56.6%) of all rural counties in the U.S. do not have a pediatrician, which can have a negative effect on the health status of rural children. This recap provides a summary of the research on pediatric health status, health outcomes, and access to care in rural areas.
Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
Author(s): Bauman, S., Schroeder, S.
Date: August 2019
Rural Health Research RECAP: Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage Among Rural Children
This recap examines pediatric insurance coverage, poverty rates, and Medicaid enrollment by race/ethnicity in rural and urban communities. It also presents a summary of the research on the impact of coverage on rural access to care.
Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
Author(s): Bauman, S., Schroeder, S.
Date: August 2019
Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Obstetric Services: Access, Workforce, and Impact
This resource presents current hospital-based obstetric closure rates, characteristics of rural communities without and losing obstetric services, as well as the impact of limited access on maternal and child health.
Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: April 2019
Rural Health Research RECAP: State of Rural Women's Healthcare Utilization and Health Indicators
Rural women face barriers to accessing preventive health screenings, mental health services, and maternal healthcare. This Recap provides a summary of the research one rural women's utilization of healthcare services, maternal substance use, and other health indicators.
Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
Author(s): Bauman, S. & Schroeder, S.
Date: April 2019
Rural Health Research RECAP: Quality of Care in Rural Hospitals
This recap looks at hospital quality-of-care measures and the difficulties of developing quality measures, especially for rural hospitals with low patient volumes.
Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
Author(s): Bauman, S., Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2019

2018

Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Communities: Age, Income, and Health Status
While studies discuss the implications of income or age on health-seeking behavior, health status, access, or utilization of care, it is imperative to recognize what this means for older and lower-income rural communities. This recap identifies rural disparities in age, health status, and income.
Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: November 2018
Dental Screenings and Daily Care for North Dakota Nursing Home Residents: A Promising Practice
This fact sheet details North Dakota nursing home residents' dental status, federal and state law regarding their dental care, assessment of their dental care, and a guide for resident dental screening.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: April 2018
Dental Screenings and Daily Care for Nursing Home Residents: A Promising Practice
This fact sheet describes nursing home residents' dental status, federal law regarding their dental care, assessment of their dental care, and a guide for resident dental screening.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: April 2018
Evaluation of the Long Term Care Oral Health Program
This fact sheet details assessments for long term care facilities participating in a mobile oral health program.
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Fix, N.
Date: April 2018
Rural Health Research RECAP: Opioid Use and Treatment Availability
Examines opioid use in rural communities as well as the perceived need for and use of treatment for opioid use disorder.
Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2018

2017

Rural Health Research RECAP: Effects of Rural Hospital Closures
From January 2005 to early November 2017, 124 rural hospitals in the U.S. closed. This resource provides a summary of the Rural Health Research Centers' most recent research on the effects of rural hospital closures.
Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
Author(s): Tamukong, D., Schroeder, S.
Date: December 2017
Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Hospital Closures
From January 2005 to early November 2017, 124 rural hospitals in the U.S. closed. This resource provides a summary of the Rural Health Research Centers' most recent research on rural hospital closures.
Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
Author(s): Tamukong, D., Schroeder, S.
Date: December 2017
Dental Coverage for Nursing Home Residents
Examines reimbursement opportunities for dental services at long-term care facilities.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: November 2017
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.
Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
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.
Project: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Peterson, M., Jaeger, J.
Date: July 2017
Dental Practice Setting Influences Dentists' Attitudes toward Oral Health Access Solutions
Examines the correlation between dentists' attitudes toward different oral health access solutions and the setting of the dental practice.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: May 2017
Dentists' Feelings of Being Overworked Influence Attitudes toward Oral Health Access Solutions
This fact sheet concludes that dentists who are overworked were less knowledgeable about different oral health access solutions than dentists that reported not being busy enough.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: May 2017
Years in Practice Influence Dentists' Attitudes toward Oral Health Access Solutions
Analyzes the attitudes dentists have toward a variety of different oral health access solutions using a survey sent out to North Dakota dentists.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: May 2017
Dentists' Knowledge, Support, and Participation in Proposed Dental Care Access Solutions: Results of the North Dakota Survey of Practicing Dentists
Data Brief detailing knowledge, support, and participation of North Dakota dentists in proposed dental care access solutions. This product is complementary information to a series of fact sheets regarding oral health in North Dakota.
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Fix, N.
Date: April 2017
North Dakota's Significant Health Needs as Identified by Community Health Needs Assessments
Summarizes and shows results of health needs identified by rural and urban communities in North Dakota through focus groups and community surveys.
Project: Community Health Needs Assessment
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: January 2017
Oral Health Among North Dakota Adults (18-64)
Examines dental care utilization among adults ages 18 to 64 in North Dakota. Provides information on barriers to oral healthcare utilization.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2017