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Educating and Informing Publications

  • 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.
    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.
    Date: January 2019
    Type: Other
  • 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.
    Date: October 2018
    Type: Other
  • Participation in Cultural Traditions Promotes Happiness and Peacefulness Among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders
    This article examines the relationship between participation in cultural practices and emotional health among American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH) elders.
    Author(s): Herting, A., Adamsen, C.
    Date: September 2018
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • 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: North Dakota Medicine, 43(3), 12-13
    Date: September 2018
    Type: Magazine
  • 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.
    Date: September 2018
    Type: Other
  • 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
  • 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: North Dakota Medicine, 43(2), 14-15
    Date: June 2018
    Type: Magazine
  • 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: North Dakota Medicine, 43(2), 10-11
    Date: June 2018
    Type: Magazine
  • 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.
    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.
    Date: September 2017
    Type: Other
  • 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.
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Magazine
  • Scrubs Project Report
    Project report for Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camps and Scrubs Academy.
    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.
    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.
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 41(1), 20-21
    Date: March 2016
    Type: Magazine
  • Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health Celebrates 30 Years
    Longtime statewide gathering of health professionals helps to improve the health of North Dakotans.
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 40(2), 22-23
    Date: July 2015
    Type: Magazine
  • “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.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 40(1), 17-19
    Date: March 2015
    Type: Magazine