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Publications

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

2011

Rural Mental Health Research White Paper for National Institute of Mental Health
This report focused on the nature of rural mental health research, issues in rural mental health, and future areas for research addressing the needs and disparities in rural mental health. These topics are focused on four general areas — Access, Quality, Healthcare Reform, and Disparities.
Author(s): Gray, J.
Date: September 2011
Type: Report
Setting Research Roots
Dr. Jacque Gray cultivates the growth of American Indian researchers.
Author(s): Morin, K.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 36(3), 23-24
Date: September 2011
Type: Article
Dementia Care Services Project Benefiting Veterans in North Dakota
Provides information regarding which veterans in North Dakota have benefited from the dementia care services project.
Author(s): Muus, K., Volkov, B., & Klug, M.G.
Date: April 2011
Type: Fact Sheet
Dementia Care Services Project's Positive Impact on Caregiving and Cost Savings in North Dakota
Provides information on how the dementia care services (DCS) project has had a positive impact on caregiving and cost savings in North Dakota. Covers estimated median long term care cost avoidance and total quarterly savings on hospital, ambulance, and 911 calls from participates in the DCS program. In addition, shows the percentage of caregivers who had taken healthcare actions following six months of program participation.
Author(s): Muus, K., Volkov, B., Klug, M.G., & Mueller, J.
Date: April 2011
Type: Fact Sheet

2010

Charting a New Course
Dr. L. Gary Hart is the The Center for Rural Health's new director. Hart is a nationally recognized expert in rural healthcare delivery and healthcare workforce, and the CRH is excited to have him on board.
Author(s): Henke, K.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 35(5), 18-19
Date: December 2010
Type: Article
Dementia Care Services Project Benefiting North Dakotans
Provides information on how North Dakotans have benefited from the dementia care services project including the percentage of individuals that completed care-related action steps and the likelihood to place individuals with dementia in a long term care facility (LTC).
Author(s): Volkov, B., Muus, K., Klug, M.G., Mueller J., & Haley-Franklin, H.
Date: December 2010
Type: Fact Sheet
Dementia Care Services Project: Supporting Caregivers in North Dakota
Author(s): Muus, K., Volkov, B., Klug, M., Mueller, J., & Haley-Franklin, H.
Date: December 2010
Type: Policy Brief
Geographic Differences in Potentially Preventable Readmission Rates in Rural and Urban Hospitals
Presents a study that estimated Potentially Preventable Hospital Readmissions (PPRs) in three types of acute care hospitals: urban prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals, rural PPS hospitals, and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
Author(s): Klug, M., Knudson, A., & Muus, K.
Date: November 2010
Type: Policy Brief
Circles of Strength: A Case Description of Culturally Integrated Suicide Prevention
This article presents a case description of an American Indian female at high risk for suicide in effort to document the potential effectiveness of a college student suicide prevention program designed for Northern Plains American Indian students.
Author(s): Gray, J.S., & Muehlenkamp, J.J.
Publication: Archives of Suicide Research, 14, 182-191
Date: 2010
Type: Journal Article

2009

Potentially Preventable Readmissions in Rural Hospitals
Examines potentially preventable readmission rates for rural and urban hospitals, and discusses the rural implications of policy initiatives to reduce readmission rates.
Author(s): Klug, M., Muus, K., Casey, M., Moscovice, I.
Date: August 2009
Type: Policy Brief