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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Fifth Biennial Report: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota, 2019
    Now in its fifth edition, the report is a detailed look at the status of health, healthcare delivery, and the healthcare workforce across the state. It is the most up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of these issues available anywhere, and is the result of a collaborative effort of the Center for Rural Health, the School, and the School's Advisory Council.
    Author(s): UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences
    Date: November 2018
    Type: Report
  • Medical School and Interstate Balance of Trade Among Direct Patient Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines where North Dakota physicians attended medical school, and where North Dakota medical student are practicing with an emphasis on specific specialties.
    Author(s): Hart, G., Besse, R.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 32
    Date: October 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: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2018
    Type: Article

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