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 YouIn the area of health workforce, we offer:
- Health career awareness activities in collaboration with rural schools: Area Health Education Centers, Scrubs Programs, HIPE Week, and K-12 Educational Resources.
- Recruitment and retention assistance provided by our workforce specialist, State Office of Rural Health, 3RNet membership, and Community Apgar Project.
- Continuing education opportunities for health professionals at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health.
- Statistics, projections, and information about health workforce from the Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center, and our research team.
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
- Detailed Charts From The North Dakota Hospital Survey Results: Workforce
- North Dakota Hospital Assessment: 2014 Chartbook
- Third Biennial Report: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota, 2015
Lynette Dickson, MS, RD, LRD - Associate Director
Most Recent Publications
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
- A Wider Lens
Statewide Community Showcases give medical students and residents the chance to connect with North Dakota healthcare facilities in hopes to improve workforce recruitment and retention.Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 42(2), 26-27
Date: June 2017
- Recruitment Evolution
Rural areas in North Dakota have unique challenges in the changing landscape of provider recruitment. In an industry of constant change, a few North Dakota facilities were asked to share how they are adapting and still finding providers.Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 42(1), 18-19
Date: April 2017
- An Interprofessional Programme to Culturally Sensitise Students to the Needs of Patients and Realities of Practice in Rural Areas
The University of North Dakota programme, Students/residents Experiences And Rotations in Community Health (SEARCH), was implemented to address recruitment and retention problems and stereotypes associated with practicing in rural areas.Author(s): Schuller, K., Amundson, M., McPherson, M., Halaas, G.
Publication: Journal of Interprofessional Care, 28, 1-3
Date: February 2017
Type: Journal Article
Adjacent Border Analysis for Direct Patient Care Physicians
Examines physicians located in states that border North Dakota that are treating North Dakota patients.Author(s): Hart, G., Peterson, M., Ahmed, A.
Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 25
Date: January 2017
Type: Fact Sheet
Most Recent Presentations
- North Dakota Oral Health Status
Presented by Schroeder, S. on Jul 14, 2016 at the Dental Services Network Team Meeting, Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas, Webinar
- UNDSMHS Advisory Council Biennial Report Update
Presented by Gibbens, B. on Aug 18, 2015 at the Interim Health Services Committee, Bismarck, North Dakota
- North Dakota Oral Health Status and Policy Recommendations
Presented by Schroeder, S., Gibbens, B., Peterson, M., Hart, G., Jonk, Y. on Jun 13, 2015 at the AcademyHealth State Health Policy Interest Group Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Oral Health Access, Utilization, and Status in North Dakota
Presented by Schroeder, S. on Jun 02, 2015 at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health, Minot, North Dakota
- North Dakota Oral Health Report: Needs and Proposed Models, 2014 (Testimony)
Presented by Schroeder, S. & Gibbens, B. on Oct 09, 2014 at the Legislative Health Services Committee, Bismarck, North Dakota