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  • Identifying Variability in Patient Characteristics and Prevalence of Emergency Department Utilization for Mental Health Diagnoses in Rural and Urban Communities
    Patients needing behavioral healthcare can get more appropriate, cost-effective treatment if they are redirected from emergency departments (EDs). This study examined whether a larger proportion of rural versus urban patients went to went to EDs.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Peterson, M.
    Publication: The Journal of Rural Health
    Date: October 2017
    Type: Journal Article
  • Telebehavioral Health in North Dakota: 2017
    This report provides an overview of the telebehavioral health services that exist within North Dakota.
    Author(s): Dickson, L., Besse, R.
    Date: October 2017
    Type: Report
  • Targeted Rural Health Education
    Targeted Rural Health Education (TRHE) is a project where health profession students who are living and learning in rural communities explore a local health need and write an educational article that addresses the issue for the community.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2017
    Type: Article
  • Brain Injury Survivor Helps Others
    Matt White is a brain injury survivor interning at the North Dakota Brain Injury Network. He's using his experience to help others dealing with similar situations.
    Author(s): Leier, M.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2017
    Type: Article
  • Emergency Medical Services Volunteer Wears Multiple Hats
    Christa Sommer received the North Dakota Safety Councils Outstanding Service Award. She's a state trooper and teaches emergency medical technician courses for the highway patrol and for her community of Washburn.
    Author(s): Leier, M.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2017
    Type: Article
  • North Dakota Nursing Facility Workforce Survey Chartbook: 2016
    This chartbook provides an overview of workforce-related factors in nursing facilities across North Dakota.
    Author(s): Hart, G., Besse, R., Peterson, M.
    Date: September 2017
    Type: Report
  • The Scrubs Academy
    The Scrubs Academy initiative is starting to see results. Seven years after the first Scrubs Academy, former students are entering college and choosing healthcare majors.
    Author(s): Leier, Marv
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2017
    Type: Article
  • Characteristics of U.S. and International Medical Graduates in Primary Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines the differences between U.S. and international medical graduates working as primary care physicians in North Dakota.
    Author(s): Hart, G., Besse, R., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 37
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Demographics of Primary Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines the rural/urban status of primary care physicians and some of their characteristics.
    Author(s): Hart, G., Besse, R., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 36
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Availability of Primary Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines the distribution of primary care physicians in North Dakota and details some of their characteristics.
    Author(s): Hart, G., Besse, R., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 35
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet