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Brad Gibbens, MPA
Deputy Director and Assistant Professor

Brad Gibbens is the deputy director of the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences and an assistant professor at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks.

Brad is also active in the state and nationally:

  • The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, By-Laws Committee
  • National Rural Health Association, member (Statewide Health Constituency Group, Policy Congress)
  • National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, former board member
  • North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp's Health Advisory Committee
  • Planning Committee of North Dakota Interim Health Reform Review Legislative Committee


Most Recent Publications

  • Key Points: Rural Health and Health Reform in North Dakota
    Summarizes the main themes for healthcare and health reform in rural North Dakota. Themes include access to care, health workforce, population health, and Accountable Care Organization Improvement Models importance to North Dakota.
    Author(s): Gibbens, B.
    Date: March 2017
    Type: Resource
  • 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.
    Author(s): Gibbens, B.
    Date: January 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Fourth Biennial Report: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota, 2017
    Now in its fourth edition, the Report is a detailed look at the status of health, healthcare delivery, and the healthcare workforce across the state. It is the most up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of these issues available anywhere, and is the result of a collaborative effort of the Center for Rural Health, the School, and the School’s Advisory Council.
    Author(s): UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences
    Date: December 2016
    Type: Report
  • Community Engagement Toolkit
    This toolkit is designed to assist groups and individuals throughout North Dakota in engaging their community to make a difference through a collaborative process.
    Author(s): Knauf, T.
    Date: March 2015
    Type: Resource
  • Perspectives of Rural Hospice Directors
    Examines hospice care within a rural context, including issues regarding regulations, finance/reimbursement, workforce, general rural issues, relationships with other organizations, and technology. Identifies concerns of hospice directors in rural settings.
    Author(s): Gibbens, B., Schroeder, S., Knudson, A. and Hart, G.
    Date: March 2015
    Type: Policy Brief

Most Recent Presentations

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