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Jena Pierce, BA - Publications

2022

Helping Indigenous Elderly Plan for the Future
The My Advance Care Plan & Guide for Native Americans has been developed to assist Native American elderly think about future needs and share their wishes with their care team and loved ones.
Project: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
Author(s): Pierce, J.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: November 2022
Type: Article
Rural Health Clinic Network Receives HRSA Network Planning Grant
The North Dakota Rural Health Clinic Network continues building with assistance of a new grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Projects: CAH Quality Network, Flex, Rural Health Clinic Network, State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Pierce, J.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: September 2022
Type: Article
In Their Own Words
Four long-term administrators discuss the changes they have witnessed in rural health throughout their careers and what they see for the future.
Author(s): Pierce, J.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: June 2022
Type: Article
Mental Health Needs of Hospital Workforce
A study was conducted in 2021 to examine the mental well-being of hospital workforce.
Project: Healthcare Workforce Group
Author(s): Pierce, J.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: May 2022
Type: Article
Gateway to Rural Health Research
The Rural Health Research Gateway provides timely access to research and findings of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy-funded Rural Health Research Centers along with dissemination tools to share the research with a variety of audiences.
Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
Author(s): Pierce, J.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: February 2022
Type: Article

2021

CRH Assists with Community Development and Engagement
The State Office of Rural Health and the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program provide a significant amount of resources to assist rural healthcare organizations and facilities.
Projects: CAH Quality Network, Flex, Rural Health Clinic Network, State Office of Rural Health
Author(s): Pierce, J.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: December 2021
Type: Article
Rolette County Public Health District Rolls Across the County
The Rolette County Health District has a mobile health unit which allows them to reach people throughout the county.
Author(s): Pierce, J.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: November 2021
Type: Article
University of North Dakota Sets Example in Rural Behavioral Health
Two University of North Dakota faculty presented findings of behavioral health in rural communities to state legislators across the nation.
Author(s): Pierce, J.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: September 2021
Type: Article
Virtual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health Reaches a Large Audience
The Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health held a virtual conference for healthcare stakeholders across North Dakota.
Project: Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
Author(s): Pierce, J.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: July 2021
Type: Article
What Do Urban Native Elders Need?
The Native Urban Elder Needs Assessment Survey has been created to find what urban Native Elders need and will assist in future work toward achieving health equity for this population.
Project: Native Urban Elder Needs Assessment Survey
Author(s): Pierce, J.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: June 2021
Type: Article
Building on Success
The North Dakota Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Quality Network has found success after working with CAHs for 13 years.
Project: CAH Quality Network
Author(s): Pierce, J.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: March 2021
Type: Article
CEO Turnover in Rural Hospitals
National Rural Health Association Fellows Program published a policy paper on Rural Hospital CEO Turnover. The article interviews one of the authors, Matt Shahan, for a more in-depth look.
Author(s): Pierce, J.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: February 2021
Type: Article
Behavioral Health Bridge Helps People Deal with Challenges of COVID-19
The Behavioral Health Bridge is a free website developed to provide information for individuals experiencing common behavioral health conditions related to coping with stress and other behavioral health concerns related to COVID-19.
Project: Behavioral Health Bridge
Author(s): Pierce, J.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: January 2021
Type: Article

2020

Your First Stop for Rural Health Information
Rural Health Information Hub receives a new five-year grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration to continue to operate as a national clearinghouse on rural health issues.
Project: Rural Health Information Hub
Author(s): Pierce, J.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: November 2020
Type: Article
Celebrating Nurses and Hospitals During a Pandemic
National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week were celebrated differently this year in North Dakota because of COVID-19.
Author(s): Pierce, J.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: May 2020
Type: Article