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Educating and Informing Publications

  • North Dakota Youth Learn About Health Professions
    Virtually and in-person, Scrubs Camps teach North Dakota youth about healthcare careers.
    Project: Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: August 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
  • Healing Our Protectors: Building Resilience Among Tribal Law Enforcement Officers Through Cultural Interventions
    This publication is a resource that serves behavioral health treatment providers in gaining a deeper understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their work as a law enforcement officer.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Belgarde, L., Fox, L., Heitkamp, T.
    Date: May 2021
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • After Four Decades, Tioga Medical Center CEO Randy Pederson Calls It a Career
    Community leader Randy Pederson retired from the Tioga Medical Center after a long career as CEO.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: May 2021
    Type: Article
  • Building Resilience Among Physical and Behavioral Healthcare Providers During a Global Health Pandemic
    This toolkit has been developed to encourage self-care and to assist in building resilience among physical and behavioral healthcare providers amidst the global health pandemic.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Ostmo, P., Landwehr, R., McLean, A., Heitkamp, T.
    Date: May 2021
    Type: Report
  • Challenges Faced by Rural Primary Care Providers When Caring for COPD Patients in the Western United States
    This paper examines challenges faced by primary care providers when caring for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in rural U.S.
    Author(s): Diaz Del Valle, F., Koff, P., Min, S., Zakrajsek, J., Zittleman, L., Fernald, D., Nederveld, A., Nease, D., Hunter, A., Moody, E., Miller Temple, K., Niblock, J., Grund, C., Oser, T., Greiner, K.
    Publication: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases
    Date: May 2021
    Type: Journal Article
  • Changes Due to Pandemic May Make NDBIN Conference Even More Accessible in Future
    The Mind Matters Conference returned in 2021 with a wealth of information for brain injury survivors as well as for their healthcare providers and caregivers.
    Project: North Dakota Brain Injury Network
    Author(s): Haugen, B.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: April 2021
    Type: Article
  • Student Connectivity in Online Programs: Role of the Nurse Faculty
    This article shares results of a survey exploring online student connectivity of graduate nurse practitioner students.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Shogren, M., Terras, K.
    Publication: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 17(3), 329-334
    Date: March 2021
    Type: Journal 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
  • Impact and Reach of SEAL!ND: 2019-2020 School Year
    This brief reports the reach of the North Dakota Department of Health Oral Health Program's school-based sealant program (SEAL!ND). During the 2019-2020 school year, SEAL!ND provided preventive dental care to students in 80 schools throughout North Dakota.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: December 2020
    Type: Policy Brief
  • North Dakota School Personnel's Experience with SEAL!ND 2019-2020 School Year
    This brief describes the results of a survey among school personnel who participated in the school-based sealant program during the 2019-2020 school year. Overall schools were very happy with the program and were looking for assistance in better promoting the program in the future through social media, e-newsletters, and text messaging.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: December 2020
    Type: Policy Brief
  • North Dakota School-Based Sealant Programs: 2019-2020
    This infographic presents the reach of the North Dakota Schools-Based Sealant programs during the 2019-2020 school year. It illustrates the number of children receiving various preventive dental services in schools settings throughout the state.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: December 2020
    Type: Policy Brief
  • Primary Care Week 2020: Silver Linings in the (Virtual) Cloud
    Primary Care Week 2020 went virtual, and while that made the event a little different than in the past, more people were able to participate.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: December 2020
    Type: Article
  • Consent and Capacity in Indian Country: Elder Abuse and the Connection to Consent, Capacity, and Undue Influence
    This fact sheet provides information about Elder abuse, consent, capacity, undue influence, and how they connect with each other.
    Project: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
    Author(s): Gray, J., Warne, M., Allery, M., Lopez-Ruiz, E.
    Date: November 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Elder Caregiving in Indian Country
    This fact sheet provides information for caregivers on how to recognize warning signs, prevent, and intervene in Elder abuse.
    Project: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
    Author(s): Gray, J., Warne, M., Allery, M., Lopez-Ruiz, E.
    Date: November 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Financial Abuse and Exploitation of Elders in Indian Country
    This fact sheet provides information financial abuse and exploitation of Elders, including types of financial abuse, different indicators, and what can be done to stop the abuse.
    Project: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
    Author(s): Gray, J., Warne, M., Allery, M., Lopez-Ruiz, E.
    Date: November 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Health Care and Elder Abuse in Indian Country
    This fact sheet provides information about healthcare and signs of Elder abuse and mistreatment, and screenings and diagnoses.
    Project: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
    Author(s): Gray, J., Warne, M., Saizy, S., Allery, M., Lopez-Ruiz, E.
    Date: November 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Intimate Partner Violence and Elder Abuse
    This fact sheet provides information about Elder abuse from intimate partners.
    Project: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
    Author(s): Gray, J., Warne, M., Saizy, S., Allery, M., Lopez-Ruiz, E.
    Date: November 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Legal Issues in Indian Country
    This fact sheet provides information about Elder abuse, neglect, and legal issues around those issues.
    Project: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
    Author(s): Gray, J., Warne, M., Saizy, S., Allery, M., Lopez-Ruiz, E.
    Date: November 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Physical Distancing is Being a Good Relative
    This fact sheet provides ideas for staying socially engaged and active while physically distancing due to COVID-19.
    Project: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
    Author(s): Gray, J., Warne, M.
    Date: November 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Ethnic/Racial Disparities: Adverse Health Outcomes
    Rural minority group populations often experience dual disparities in health. This recap summarizes adverse health outcomes across these populations including premature death, age-adjusted mortality, disability status, and obesity rates.
    Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
    Author(s): Ostmo, P.
    Date: November 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Social Services for Elders in Indian Country
    This fact sheet provides information about available social service and Title VI programs, and Elder protection teams.
    Project: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
    Author(s): Gray, J., Warne, M., Saizy, S., M., Lopez-Ruiz, E.
    Date: November 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Student Connectivity in Online Programs: Role of the Nurse Faculty
    This study explored the level of connectivity among online nurse practitioner students. The results indicate that nursing faculty must develop high-quality online learning environments with strong teaching methods. Universities should offer professional mentorship to transition nurse clinicians into successful online nurse educators.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Shogren, M., Terras, K.
    Publication: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners
    Date: November 2020
    Type: Journal Article
  • Two Spirit Elders
    This fact sheet provides information about Two Spirit Elders and discrimination, caregiving, and financial resources.
    Project: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
    Author(s): Gray, J., Warne, M., Neumann, G.
    Date: November 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • 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
  • Strengthening Resilience: Promoting Positive School Mental Health Among Indigenous Youth
    The purpose of this toolkit is to provide tools for k-12 educators, administrators, and mental health treatment providers to better address the learning and behavioral health needs of Indigenous youth in a holistic manner.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Fox, L., Nielsen, S.
    Date: October 2020
    Type: Report
  • Health Professional Shortage Area Scoring & Data Sources
    A fact sheet explaining the basic criteria and data used in scoring Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) for the primary care, mental health, and dental health disciplines.
    Project: Primary Care Office
    Author(s): North Dakota Primary Care Office
    Date: September 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • North Dakota Public Health Technical Assistance Survey
    This report shares the results of a survey sent to all 28 North Dakota Local Public Health Units administrators, regarding technical assistance.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Nissen, K.
    Date: September 2020
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Public Health Unit Response to COVID-19
    This fact sheet shares the results of a survey sent to all 28 North Dakota local public health unit (LPHU) administrators, asked to indicate what role their LPHU had in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Nissen, K.
    Date: September 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Rural Health Research: Gateway's Top Three Countdown
    The Rural Health Research Gateway is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy with the primary purpose of sharing the work of the federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. The annual website analytics offer a glimpse into the public's rural health research interests.
    Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: September 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Scrubs Project Report
    Project report for Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camps and Scrubs Academies.
    Projects: Area Health Education Center Program, Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program, State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Nissen, K.
    Date: September 2020
    Type: Report
  • The Psychology of World Religions and Spiritualities
    This essay is one of many in the book the Psychology of World Religions and Spiritualities, and focuses on Indigenous spirituality in North America.
    Project: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
    Author(s): Gray, J., Petros, T., Ayala, E.
    Date: July 2020
    Type: Other
  • Dental Pain Management in Dental Clinics, Emergency Rooms, and Primary Care Settings in North Dakota
    This fact sheet describes emergency room data and results from a survey among North Dakota dentists to better understand dental pain management, dentists' screening practices, and risk factors associated with and predictive of opioid prescribing behavior.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Knutson, S.
    Date: June 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Farm Stress: Facts, Impact of COVID-19, and Resource and Training Needs of Mental Health Care Providers
    This brief shares feedback and data about farm stress, mental health implications, and COVID-19.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Clark, B., Holiday, E., Breigenzer, A., Johnson, S.
    Date: June 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Introduction to the Special Issue: Advocacy in Public Service Settings
    This is an introduction to a special online issue of Psychological Services which describes the efforts to further behavioral health advocacy in public service settings.
    Author(s): Gray, J., Kaslow, N., Allbaugh, L.
    Publication: Psychological Services, 17(S1), 1-4
    Date: June 2020
    Type: Journal Article
  • MHTTC Network: Addressing Mental Health Workforce Needs
    This document defines the mental health workforce and workforce development, identifies major needs of the mental health workforce, and highlights projects of the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network designed to address those needs.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Davidson, L., Schroeder, S.
    Date: June 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Mental Health Resources for K-12 Educators During COVID-19
    This product compiles all recent toolkits, guides, tip sheets, and infographics that have been developed by reputable sources to assist educators throughout the current health pandemic (COVID-19).
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Diers, L., Winfield, S.
    Date: April 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Mental Health Resources for Parents and Caregivers During COVID-19
    This product compiles all recent toolkits, guides, tip sheets, and infographics that have been developed by reputable sources to assist parents and caregivers throughout the current health pandemic (COVID-19).
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Diers, L., Winfield, S.
    Date: April 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Executive Summary: Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Needs Among Probation and Parole Officers in Region 8
    This is an executive summary of the larger report, Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Needs: Findings, Implications, and Summary of a Survey of Probation and Parole Officers in Region 8. The brief summarizes the mental health training needs of probation and parole officers in the six-state region and provides recommendations for future work.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Martinefski, D.
    Date: March 2020
    Type: Policy Brief
  • Colorado Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
    This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of Colorado from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Needs: Findings, Implications, and Summary of a Survey of Probation and Parole Officers in Region 8
    This report describes the results of a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8. The report includes an overall assessment, a presentation of training needs among rural and urban probation and parole officers, varied training needs between probation and parole, and state specific reports.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Martinefski, D.
    Date: January 2020
    Type: Report
  • Montana Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
    This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of Montana from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • North Dakota Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
    This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of North Dakota from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Reach of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center School Based Program: Year One Snapshot
    This fact sheet provides an overview of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center's School Based Mental Health Program and the reach of the program in grant year one. The fact sheet describes the number of free, school-based mental health trainings held, school-based products developed, the number of people reached, and the participants' perceptions of these trainings. Grant year one includes August 15, 2018, through August 14, 2019.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Reach of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center: Year One Snapshot
    This fact sheet provides an overview of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center and the reach of the program in grant year one. The fact sheet describes the number of free mental health trainings held, products developed, number of people reached, and the participants' perceptions of these trainings. Grant year one includes August 15, 2018, through August 14, 2019.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • South Dakota Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
    This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of South Dakota from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Utah Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
    This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of Utah from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Wyoming Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
    This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of Wyoming from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Sponsorships Help the Scrubs Academy Grow
    Many North Dakota healthcare organizations are now sponsoring local students to attend an R-COOL Scrubs Academy, hoping that someday these students will be providers.
    Project: Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program
    Author(s): Leier, M.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: October 2019
    Type: Article
  • Consortium's Strategic Plan to Address Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Use Disorder in Rural North Dakota
    This report identifies a strategic plan for addressing substance use disorder and opioid use disorder in rural North Dakota communities.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: September 2019
    Type: Report
  • Consortium's Sustainability Plan: Addressing Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Use Disorder in Rural North Dakota
    A requirement of the grant, the sustainability plan highlights key resources and commitment to sustain both the consortium and the activities outlined in the Consortium's Strategic Plan to Address Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Use Disorder in Rural North Dakota.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: September 2019
    Type: Report
  • Consortium's Workforce Plan to Address Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Use Disorder in Rural North Dakota
    A requirement of the grant, the workforce plan addresses activities and existing programs in North Dakota addressing shortages in rural providers to serve those with substance use disorders.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Dickson, L., Bauman, S., Quinn, R., Knutson, S.
    Date: September 2019
    Type: Report
  • Scrubs Project Report
    Project report for Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camps and Scrubs Academies.
    Projects: Area Health Education Center Program, Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program, State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Nissen, K.
    Date: September 2019
    Type: Report
  • Promoting Positive Mental Health in Rural Schools
    This resource from the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center aims to promote positive mental health in rural schools.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Heitkamp, T., Nielsen, S., Schroeder, S.
    Date: August 2019
    Type: Resource
  • NRCNAA: Supporting Those Who Stand in the Gap for Native Elders
    Native service providers say the National Resource Center on Native American Aging helps them secure resources, guides their interventions, and fosters collaboration.
    Project: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Author(s): Herting, A., Adamsen, C.
    Date: April 2019
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Air Force Veteran Finds His Place at the Center for Rural Health
    Air Force veteran Shawn Larson returns home to North Dakota and finds his place at the Center for Rural Health.
    Author(s): Haugen, B.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: March 2019
    Type: Article
  • Needs Assessment and Priority Setting to Address Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Use Disorder in Rural North Dakota
    This report provides a summary of the need for behavioral health and substance use disorder (SUD) services in rural North Dakota. The report includes a slide deck of behavioral health provider maps, data points, and a list of existing services in North Dakota addressing SUD. The slides were created to assist the consortium in development of strategic plan priorities.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Bauman, S.
    Date: March 2019
    Type: Report
  • Rural Relationships
    Physician Assistant fulfills her passion in Cooperstown, North Dakota.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: February 2019
    Type: Article
  • Trauma Caused by Injury or Abuse in Late Life: Experiences, Impacts, and the Federal Response
    Discussion paper identifying resources that work to prevent injury and abuse in elders and help those who have experienced these tragedies deal with their ramifications.
    Project: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
    Author(s): Iyengar, V., Link, G., Beatty, P., Boel, M., Crockett, C., DiCocco, C., Fink, D., Gray, J., LaCounte, C., Miller, A., Phillippi, M., Skowronski, S., Twomey, M., Williams, T.
    Publication: National Academy of Medicine
    Date: January 2019
    Type: Journal Article
  • Driven by Data, Fueled by Figures, Stoked by Statistics
    The North Dakota Healthcare Workforce Group uses data to provide accurate feedback and data driven recommendations for future rural health policies.
    Author(s): Leier, M.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: January 2019
    Type: Article
  • Community Stages "Skittle Skool" to Help Tackle Big Issues Facing Youth
    Community agencies and services in Stanley, North Dakota, came together to address the opioid crisis with area students. Presenters addressed the youth through creative and interactive activities and conversations.
    Author(s): Haugen, B.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: October 2018
    Type: Article
  • Crowdsourcing Physician Recruitment
    The town of Grafton, North Dakota uses a community team approach to recruit two family physicians for their hospital.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2018
    Type: Article
  • 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
  • Reworks: A Robust System Efficiency Measure
    This article reports on the inaugural Australian-American system evaluation summit convened in Wyoming, focusing on the application of system evaluation theory.
    Author(s): Renger, R., Keogh, B., Hawkins, A., Foltysova, J., Souvannasacd, E.
    Publication: Evaluation Journal of Australasia
    Date: September 2018
    Type: Journal Article
  • Custody of Grandchildren: Information for Grandparents
    When grandparents are considering having custody of grandchildren, many things should be considered and this guide outlines those considerations.
    Project: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
    Author(s): NIEJI
    Date: July 2018
    Type: Resource
  • Grandparent Preparedness Checklist
    This document provides a checklist for considering taking on responsibility of raising grandchildren.
    Project: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
    Author(s): NIEJI
    Date: July 2018
    Type: Resource
  • Connect and Engage
    Critical Access Hospitals in North Dakota are using telehealth and technology to connect and reconnect to meet the needs of their rural patients.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: June 2018
    Type: Article
  • Stirring Things Up: CRH Founder Is a Mover and Shaker in Rural Healthcare
    As a University of North Dakota student, founder director of the Center for Rural Health, and consultant, Dr. Kevin Fickenscher likes to stir things up.
    Author(s): Haugen, B.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: June 2018
    Type: Article
  • A Medical Journalist Insider
    Dr. Kay Miller Temple is a medical writer for Rural Health Information Hub. She is also a physician with over 30 years of experience. That, coupled with her rural upbringing, helps her research and write articles with a unique perspective on complex rural health issues.
    Author(s): Leier, M.
    Date: May 2018
    Type: Other
  • 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.
    Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2018
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Brain Injury Survivor Helps Others
    Matt White is a brain injury survivor interning at the North Dakota Brain Injury Network. He's using his experience to help others dealing with similar situations.
    Author(s): Leier, M.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2017
    Type: Article
  • Defining Systems to Evaluate System Efficiency and Effectiveness
    Article focuses on the application of systems thinking, systems theory and systems evaluation theory (SET) in evaluating of modern day systems efficiency and effectiveness.
    Author(s): Renger, R., Foltysova, J., Renger, J., Booze, W.
    Publication: Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 17(3), 4-13
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Journal Article
  • Giving Native Elders a Voice
    Sloan Henry co-hosted a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. It was a chance for Native elders to voice concerns to tribal leaders and the community.
    Author(s): Leier, M.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Article
  • Scrubs Project Report
    Project report for Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camps and Scrubs Academy.
    Projects: Area Health Education Center Program, Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program, State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Nissen, K.
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Report
  • Use of the Emergency Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Among Women
    A study by the Rural Health Reform Research Center shows that women with mental health (MH) and substance abuse (SA) issues are putting a strain on emergency departments (EDs). This study helps identify trends among women in rural and urban communities who utilize the ED for MH/SA. The information can be used to help communities provide more relevant, appropriate, and less costly care.
    Project: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Peterson, M., Jaeger, J.
    Date: July 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • 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.
    Date: June 2017
    Type: Other
  • What's in a Name?
    Grand Forks is home to a national program with a big reputation in the rural health world. The Rural Health Information Hub provides the continued high-level service that their customers have come to expect, all under a new name.
    Project: Rural Health Information Hub
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: March 2016
    Type: Article
  • Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health Celebrates 30 Years
    Longtime statewide gathering of health professionals helps to improve the health of North Dakotans.
    Project: Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: July 2015
    Type: Article
  • "HOSA" Spells the Future of North Dakota's Healthcare Workforce
    Middle school and high school students explore becoming healthcare professionals through participation in the North Dakota HOSA group.
    Projects: Area Health Education Center Program, State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: March 2015
    Type: Article