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Publications

The Center for Rural Health produces publications of several types, including maps and presentations.

2008

Native American Elders' Health Congruence: The Role of Gender and Corresponding Functional Well-being, Hospital Admissions, and Social Engagement
Addressing the need to explore how Native American (NA) elders' subjective health (SH) compares to their objective health (OH; chronic disease conditions), we examined whether: congruence between 8191 NA elders' SH and OH parallels that of non-NA elders; health optimism (SH > OH) is protective and health pessimism (SH < OH), is detrimental; and whether gender moderates links between health congruence and health-related outcomes.
Project: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
Author(s): Ruthig, J., & Allery, A.
Publication: Journal of Health Psychology, 13(8), 1072-1081
Date: November 2008
Type: Journal Article
Enhancing Healthcare for Rural Populations Through Interdisciplinary Training and Quality Improvement
Addresses the health workforce training and practice implications of rural healthcare trends. Highlights the importance of quality improvement and interdisciplinary team care. Part of the Advisory Committee's Eighth Annual Report.
Author(s): Wakefield, M., & Moulton, P.
Date: September 2008
Type: Journal Article
Hypertension in American Indian and Alaska Native Elders
Outlines the prevalence of hypertension among the American Indian and Alaska Native population as identified through studies. Uses text and graphs to display information by age, gender, and disease.
Project: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
Author(s): Muus, K.
Date: August 2008
Type: Fact Sheet
Native Aging Visions, Summer 2008
Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
Project: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
Date: August 2008
Type: Newsletter
North Dakota Critical Access Hospital and Flex Program: 2008 Survey Results
Reports findings of a survey administered in February 2008 and compares data to that of 2005. Includes information on current operating status and network activity, anticipated changes over the next two years, and the prioritization of issues.
Project: Flex
Author(s): Miller, M.
Date: July 2008
Type: Report
North Dakota Nursing Faculty Survey Results
Reports on a survey of nursing faculty in North Dakota. Includes demographics, student debt load, continuing education, employment, salary, job satisfaction, and retirement plans.
Author(s): Lang, T., & Moulton, P.
Date: July 2008
Type: Report
North Dakota Nursing Supply and Demand
Provides information about North Dakota nurse supply and demand.
Author(s): Moulton, P.
Date: July 2008
Type: Testimony
North Dakota Nursing Supply and Demand Projections
Presents characteristics of current and forecasted nurse supply and demand for the state of North Dakota. Includes registered nurse (RN) & licensed practical nurse (LPN) numbers, graduation rates, retirement plans, vacancy rates, and more.
Author(s): Moulton, P., & Lang, T.
Date: July 2008
Type: Report
Hearing on the Need for Green Cards for Highly Skilled Workers
Provides a testimony on the benefit of the Conrad J-1 Visa Waiver Program to rural areas with physician shortages.
Author(s): Amundson, M.
Date: June 2008
Type: Testimony
Healthcare Needs of North Dakota American Indian Veterans
Offers highlights from a survey of three tribes in North Dakota regarding healthcare needs of North Dakota American Indian Veterans. Data includes demographics, health status, behavioral risk factors, preventative care, access, and use of services, Veterans Administration (VA) care, and Indian health service care.
Project: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
Author(s): Baker-Demaray, T., McDonald, L., & Ludtke, R.
Date: March 2008
Type: Report