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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

  • 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
  • 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
    Date: September 2017
    Type: Magazine
  • Characteristics of U.S. and International Medical Graduates in Primary Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines the differences between U.S. and international medical graduates working as primary care physicians in North Dakota.
    Author(s): Hart, G., Besse, R., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 37
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Demographics of Primary Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines the rural/urban status of primary care physicians and some of their characteristics.
    Author(s): Hart, G., Besse, R., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 36
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Availability of Primary Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines the distribution of primary care physicians in North Dakota and details some of their characteristics.
    Author(s): Hart, G., Besse, R., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 35
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet

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