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Health Workforce

The Center for Rural Health assists rural areas in meeting their health workforce needs. Using state and federal resources, we:

  • Educate North Dakota students about rural health careers
  • Research workforce issues at the state and national level
  • Provide assistance in matching healthcare professionals and rural communities

What We Can Do for You

In the area of health workforce, we offer:

Our Expertise

Our director, Gary Hart, is a national leader in medical geography and health workforce. He leads our research team in collecting data to describe the current workforce of physicians in North Dakota. We use data to help inform policy makers and other key stakeholders.

Our workforce specialist actively monitors workforce needs in rural communities and seeks out providers and health professionals to meet those needs.

Hospital Workforce Survey

Key Contact

Lynette Dickson, MS, RD, LRD - Associate Director

Most Recent Publications

  • Giving Back
    Tara Brandner and Amy Holtan Ellingson are among those making use of loan repayment programs available to healthcare professionals willing to work in rural and underserved areas.
    Author(s): Haugen, B.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 42(4), 8-9
    Date: December 2017
    Type: Magazine
  • The Prime of Their Lives
    Health professionals and students gather for Primary Care Week at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences to network and to discuss the role of primary care in North Dakota's health delivery systems.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 42(4), 16-17
    Date: December 2017
    Type: Magazine
  • Targeted Rural Health Education
    Targeted Rural Health Education (TRHE) is a project where health profession students who are living and learning in rural communities explore a local health need and write an educational article that addresses the issue for the community.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 42(3), 18-19
    Date: September 2017
    Type: Magazine
  • North Dakota Nursing Facility Workforce Survey Chartbook: 2016
    This chartbook provides an overview of workforce-related factors in nursing facilities across North Dakota.
    Author(s): Hart, G., Besse, R., Peterson, M.
    Date: September 2017
    Type: Report
  • The Scrubs Academy
    The Scrubs Academy initiative is starting to see results. Seven years after the first Scrubs Academy, former students are entering college and choosing healthcare majors.
    Author(s): Leier, Marv
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 42(3), 20-21
    Date: September 2017
    Type: Magazine

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