North Dakota faces a serious lack of behavioral health services and professionals. Stigma and privacy concerns associated with mental health issues in rural areas may mean that many people do not seek out the few services available. The Center for Rural Health works to offset behavioral health disparities by:
- Supporting rural health facilities as they work to provide behavioral health services.
- Addressing the lack of culturally competent behavioral health professionals in tribal communities.
- Sharing behavioral health research, data, and best practices.
- Utilizing relevant state, tribal, and local data to guide North Dakota’s substance abuse prevention planning, programming, and evaluation.
Jacque Gray, PhD - Associate Director
Most Recent Publications
Saving Lives: North Dakota’s Peer Support Specialist Naloxone Training Program Makes an Impact
Peer support specialists are trained to use their experiences in recovery to help others.Author(s): Haugen, B.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 43(3), 14-15
Date: September 2018
Impact and Likelihood of Behavioral Health Workforce Interventions
This report presents the results of a survey assessing the impact and likelihood of several behavioral health workforce interventions proposed for North Dakota.Author(s): Schroeder, S., Vanderzanden, K.
Date: April 2018
Unmasking Brain Injury
The results of brain injuries often can't be seen. Survivors, however, are finding their voices through the Unmasking Brain Injury project launched by the North Dakota Brain Injury Network.Author(s): Haugen, B.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 43(1), 6-7
Date: March 2018
Rural Health Research RECAP: Opioid Use and Treatment Availability
Examines opioid use in rural communities as well as the perceived need for and use of treatment for opioid use disorder.Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2018
Type: Fact Sheet
Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Behavioral Health
Rural behavioral health issues are compounded by a lack of access to care, workforce shortages, reimbursement issues, and high rates of uninsured or underinsurance. This resource provides a summary of the Rural Health Research Centers’ most recent research on behavioral health.Author(s): Tamukong, D., Schroeder, S.
Date: November 2017
Type: Fact Sheet
Most Recent Presentations
- Behavioral Health Workforce Implementation Plan
Presented by Quinn, R. on Sep 12, 2018 at the Interim Health Services Committee, Bismarck, North Dakota
- Findings from the North Dakota State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (Opioid STR)
Presented by Peterson, M., Dulitz, M., Dickson, L. on Jun 13, 2018 at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health, Grand Forks, North Dakota
- Behavioral Healthcare Workforce Solutions in North Dakota: Improving Access to Care
Presented by Schroeder, S., Bender, N., Quinn, R. on Jun 13, 2018 at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health, Grand Forks, North Dakota
- ED Use for Behavioral Health among Rural Residents
Presented by Schroeder, S., Peterson, M. on May 10, 2017 at the National Rural Health Association’s Annual Rural Health Conference, San Diego, California