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Brad Gibbens, MPA - Publications

2022

Community Health Workers Testimony
Testimony to the North Dakota Legislative Interim Health Committee on September 15, 2022.
Project: State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: September 2022
Type: Testimony
Telehealth Testimony
Testimony to the North Dakota Legislative Interim Health Committee on September 15, 2022.
Project: State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: September 2022
Type: Testimony
Rural Health Policy: Rural Health Within the U.S. Health Policy Process
Presented on June 21, 2022 to the Nursing 586 Rural Health Programs and Research Class, University of North Dakota College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines, Virtual
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: June 2022
Type: Presentation
Looking at Social Determinants of Health Through a Rural Lens
Presented on May 24, 2022 to the North Dakota Department of Health.
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: May 2022
Type: Presentation
Population Health Within a Rural Health Context
Presented on February 16, 2022 at the Nursing 830 Clinical Applications Class, North Dakota State University College of Nursing
Project: State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: February 2022
Type: Presentation
Population Health: Equity, Disparities, and Rural Health
Presented on February 15, 2022 at the Nursing 565 Rural Populations and Rural Health Class, University of North Dakota College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines
Project: State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: February 2022
Type: Presentation

2021

Understanding Rural Communities: What Makes them Unique and Why It Matters in Medical and Health Sciences Education
Presented on Oct 28, 2021 at the Faculty Development Series, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: October 2021
Type: Presentation
Want Me to Write a Grant? The Basics of Grant Writing
Presented on September 22, 2021 at the Nursing 590 Directed Studies in Nutrition Class, University of North Dakota College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines
Project: State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: September 2021
Type: Presentation
Understanding Rural Communities: What Makes Them Unique and Why It Matters in Medical and Health Sciences Education
Presented on Apr 15, 2021 at the Faculty Development Series, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Project: State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: April 2021
Type: Presentation

2020

Alternative Rural Hospital Models - 45 Years and Counting
Presented on Sep 18, 2020 at the Future of Rural Health Care Task Force Meeting, Webinar
Projects: Flex, State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: September 2020
Type: Presentation
Rural Health Policy: Rural Health Within the U.S. Health Policy Process
Presented on Sep 29, 2020 at the University of North Dakota College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines, NURS 586 Rural Health Programs and Research, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Project: State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: September 2020
Type: Presentation
Rural Health: In the Arena, In Rural Communities
Presented on Sep 17, 2020 at the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Statewide Meeting, Webinar
Projects: Flex, State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: September 2020
Type: Presentation
Rural Health: Community Dynamics, Community Health, and Community Solutions
Presented on Aug 5, 2020 at the University of Mary, Common and Chronic Health Care Management graduate class, Webinar
Project: State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: August 2020
Type: Presentation
Population Health: It's a Rural Thing, Too
Presented on Feb 6, 2020 at the University of North Dakota College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines, NURS 565 Rural Populations and Rural Health, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Project: State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: February 2020
Type: Presentation
Understanding Rural Health: Community, Health Policy, and Health Reform
Presented on Feb 20, 2020 at the Blue Plate Special Meeting, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Project: State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: February 2020
Type: Presentation

2018

Fifth Biennial Report: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota, 2019
Now in its fifth 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: November 2018
Type: Report
North Dakota Rural Health Innovation Tour
National and regional rural health leaders tour innovative rural and tribal health systems around North Dakota.
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: September 2018
Type: Article

2017

Keeping the Public in Rural Public Health
Theresa Will has an innovative approach with partnering to improve Public Health within her community.
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: June 2017
Type: Article
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.
Project: State Office of Rural Health
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.
Project: Community Health Needs Assessment
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: January 2017
Type: Fact Sheet

2016

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

2015

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.
Project: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
Author(s): Gibbens, B., Schroeder, S., Knudson, A. and Hart, G.
Date: March 2015
Type: Policy Brief

2014

North Dakota Hospital Assessment: 2014 Chartbook
This Chartbook presents the findings of the 2014 survey of hospitals in North Dakota. This resource does not provide analysis or discussion of the results, but instead, offers a graphic discourse on the current hospital environment in the state. Output includes aggregate data stratified by geographic region (Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest) and hospital type (CAH or tertiary).
Projects: CAH Quality Network, Flex
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Hart, G., Gibbens, B., Dickson, L., Peterson, M. & Ahmed, A.
Date: December 2014
Type: Report
North Dakota Oral Health Report: Needs and Proposed Models, 2014
Needs, outcomes, findings, and stakeholder recommendations from the 2014 assessment of oral health need and policy recommendations for North Dakota.
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Jonk, Y., Schuller, K., Hall, K., Hart, G., Gibbens, B.
Date: December 2014
Type: Report
North Dakota Oral Health Report: Needs and Proposed Models, 2014 Executive Summary
Executive Summary for the full North Dakota Oral Health Report. Reviews the findings from the 2014 assessment of oral health in North Dakota.
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Jonk, Y., Schuller, K., Hall, K., Hart, G., & Gibbens, B.
Date: December 2014
Type: Report
Third Biennial Report: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota, 2015
Now in its third 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 2014
Type: Report
Testimony to the North Dakota Healthcare Reform Review Committee
Brad Gibbens provided an overview of the Community Health Needs Assessment requirement under the Affordable Care Act to the North Dakota Healthcare Reform Review Committee.
Projects: Community Health Needs Assessment, State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: March 2014
Type: Testimony
Chronic Disease Assessment Report for North Dakota
An assessment of policies and programs that address chronic disease in North Dakota.
Author(s): Massmann, N., Gibbens, B., Peterson, M., and Quinn, R.
Date: February 2014
Type: Report

2013

Second Biennial Report: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota, 2013
Updates the first biennial report with an assessment of the current state of health of North Dakotans and their healthcare delivery system. Presents an analysis of the population demographic in North Dakota and discusses affordable healthcare costs now and in the future.
Author(s): UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Date: December 2013
Type: Report

2012

CAH Financial Conditions and Concerns
Summarizes the current financial status of North Dakota CAHs. Part of a series of fact sheets on Critical Access Hospitals and the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program.
Project: Flex
Author(s): Miller, M., & Gibbens, B.
Date: March 2012
Type: Fact Sheet
Critical Access Hospital Organizational Conditions
Includes survey results from North Dakota Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Examines how certain environmental conditions shape the organization structure of CAHs, how they operate, and services they offer. Part of a series of fact sheets on CAHs and the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program.
Project: Flex
Author(s): Miller, M., Gibbens, B.
Date: March 2012
Type: Fact Sheet
Hospital Networks
Discusses hospital networks. Part of a series of fact sheets on Critical Access Hospitals and the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program.
Project: Flex
Author(s): Miller, M., & Gibbens, B.
Date: March 2012
Type: Fact Sheet
North Dakota CAH Administrators' Attitudes Toward Issues Facing Rural Hospitals
Discusses CAH administrators' attitudes to a variety of common issues or problems facing rural hospitals. Part of a series of fact sheets on Critical Access Hospitals and the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program.
Project: Flex
Author(s): Miller, M., & Gibbens, B.
Date: March 2012
Type: Fact Sheet
North Dakota Rural Hospitals and Emergency Medical Services Collaboration
Results of a survey amongst North Dakota's 36 CAHs and their relationship with local EMS providers. Part of a series of fact sheets on Critical Access Hospitals and the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program.
Project: Flex
Author(s): Miller, M., Gibbens, B.
Date: March 2012
Type: Fact Sheet

2011

North Dakota Rural Health Impact Statement for 2011
Presents a financial impact summary that addresses various rural health programs in North Dakota, including budgetary impacts, purpose, focus, and outcomes achieved.
Project: State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: February 2011
Type: Report
Primary Issues Impacting Rural Health in North Dakota and Contributing Factors
Lists issues that impact rural health in North Dakota, including healthcare access, quality of care, HIT, health insurance, and workforce.
Projects: Flex, State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: February 2011
Type: Resource
Potential Impact of Health Reform on Rural North Dakota Health Workforce
Discusses factors influencing North Dakota's rural health workforce. Highlights research efforts conducted by the Center for Rural Health on rural health workforce.
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: 2011
Type: Fact Sheet

2010

North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Quality Network Evaluation Executive Summary
Presents a summary of the North Dakota CAH Quality Network's evaluation, activities, and accomplishments from 2008-2010.
Project: CAH Quality Network
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: December 2010
Type: Report

2009

Guest Commentaries Weigh In on Health Care Reform
Brad Gibbens, Interim Co-Director, had a commentary on the implications of health reform on rural North Dakota printed in the North Dakota Farmers Union magazine. The commentary looks at critical rural health issues such as health workforce, rural facility survivability, and the need for flexibility and innovation in rural health.
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Publication: Union Farmer
Date: August 2009
Type: Journal Article
An Environmental Scan of Health and Healthcare in North Dakota: Establishing the Baselines for Positive Health Transformation
The Environmental Scan of Health and Healthcare in North Dakota was conducted from December 2008 to February 2009. This report provides an overview of selected health and healthcare issues in North Dakota.
Author(s): Volkov, B., Gibbens, B., & Wakefield, M.
Date: March 2009
Type: Report

2008

2008 North Dakota Flex Program and Critical Access Hospital State Rural Health Plan
Assesses and identifies pressing current conditions of rural health services and systems, focusing on critical access hospitals (CAHs). These conditions are workforce, access, finance, health information technology, community and economic development, quality, emergency medical and trauma services, networking, and system reform. Report also recommends strategic approaches to address these topics of concern.
Project: Flex
Author(s): Miller, M., Gibbens, B., Lennon, C., & Wakefield, M.
Date: November 2008
Type: Report
2008 North Dakota Flex Program and Critical Access Hospital State Rural Health Plan Summary
Project: Flex
Author(s): Miller, M., Gibbens, B., Lennon, C., & Wakefield, M.
Date: November 2008
Type: Report

2007

North Dakota Healthcare Workforce: Planning Together to Meet Future Healthcare Needs (Part II)
Details strategies from the Healthcare Workforce Summit held in December 2006 in Bismarck, ND.
Author(s): Amundson, M., Moulton, P., Wakefield, M., Beattie, S., & Gibbens, B.
Date: April 2007
Type: Policy Brief
North Dakota Healthcare Workforce: Planning Together to Meet Future Healthcare Needs (Part I)
Details strategies from the Healthcare Workforce Summit held in December 2006 in Bismarck, ND.
Author(s): Wakefield, M., Amundson, M., Moulton, P., & Gibbens, B.
Date: January 2007
Type: Policy Brief

2006

Demographics
Facts and statistics on North Dakota's population. Includes information on populations change by county and frontier counties.
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: April 2006
Type: Fact Sheet