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
- Community Health Needs Assessment
- National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
- National Resource Center on Native American Aging
- Native Aging in Place Project
- North Dakota Oral Health Status
- Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
- State Office of Rural Health
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
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
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
- 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
- Community Capacity: Working with Rural Communities to Solve Rural and Community Health Issues
Presented by Gibbens, B. on Apr 13, 2018 at the Activity Professionals of North Dakota - Areas III and IV, Aneta, North Dakota
- Health Policy Development and the Role for Rural Health
Presented by Gibbens, B. on Apr 09, 2018 at the University of Mary, Advanced Nursing Education - Common and Chronic Health Care Management 589, Bismarck, North Dakota
- Rural Health: Issues and Solutions for Rural Communities
Presented by Gibbens, B. on Mar 26, 2018 at the University of Mary, Advanced Nursing Education - Common and Chronic Health Care Management 589, Bismarck, North Dakota
- The Role of Cities in North Dakota: Economics, Demographics, and Social Make-Up
Presented by Gibbens, B. on Mar 20, 2018 at the North Dakota Demographic Conference, Fargo, North Dakota
- You Want Me to Write a Grant?
Presented by Gibbens, B. on Mar 08, 2018 at the North Dakota League of Cities Conference, Bismarck, North Dakota