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Health Workforce Publications

  • Blood Pressure Screening at Your Dental Office
    This infographic shows the importance of checking a patient's blood pressure at a dental appointment.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Farfan Cruela, V.
    Date: August 2021
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Dental Sealants
    This infographic illustrates why dental sealants are important for oral health of children.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Farfan Cruela, V.
    Date: August 2021
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Follow-Up for Hypertension
    This infographic shows why high blood pressure can raise the risk of heart disease and stroke, why to follow up with a doctor, and tips for maintaining healthy blood pressure.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Farfan Cruela, V.
    Date: August 2021
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • North Dakota Oral Health: Pre-Kindergarten
    This infographic shows the importance of oral health in children in pre-kindergarten.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Bosh, A.
    Date: August 2021
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • North Dakota Youth Learn About Health Professions
    Virtually and in-person, Scrubs Camps teach North Dakota youth about healthcare careers.
    Project: Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: August 2021
    Type: Article
  • Protect Your Baby's Teeth and Gums
    This infographic demonstrates the dos and don'ts of protecting your baby's teeth and gums.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Bosh, A.
    Date: August 2021
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Building Resilience Among Physical and Behavioral Healthcare Providers During a Global Health Pandemic
    This toolkit has been developed to encourage self-care and to assist in building resilience among physical and behavioral healthcare providers amidst the global health pandemic.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Ostmo, P., Landwehr, R., McLean, A., Heitkamp, T.
    Date: May 2021
    Type: Report
  • Student Connectivity in Online Programs: Role of the Nurse Faculty
    This article shares results of a survey exploring online student connectivity of graduate nurse practitioner students.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Shogren, M., Terras, K.
    Publication: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 17(3), 329-334
    Date: March 2021
    Type: Journal Article
  • Evaluation of SEAL!ND: School Year 2019-2020
    This report presents results of an evaluation on the North Dakota School-based Sealant Program (SEAL!ND). The evaluation team at the Center for Rural Health surveyed participating schools, interviewed SEAL!ND team members and additional stakeholders, and reviewed all available student data collected at the time of the dental screenings.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: December 2020
    Type: Report
  • Impact and Reach of SEAL!ND: 2019-2020 School Year
    This brief reports the reach of the North Dakota Department of Health Oral Health Program's school-based sealant program (SEAL!ND). During the 2019-2020 school year, SEAL!ND provided preventive dental care to students in 80 schools throughout North Dakota.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: December 2020
    Type: Policy Brief
  • North Dakota School Personnel's Experience with SEAL!ND 2019-2020 School Year
    This brief describes the results of a survey among school personnel who participated in the school-based sealant program during the 2019-2020 school year. Overall schools were very happy with the program and were looking for assistance in better promoting the program in the future through social media, e-newsletters, and text messaging.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: December 2020
    Type: Policy Brief
  • North Dakota School-Based Sealant Programs: 2019-2020
    This infographic presents the reach of the North Dakota Schools-Based Sealant programs during the 2019-2020 school year. It illustrates the number of children receiving various preventive dental services in schools settings throughout the state.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: December 2020
    Type: Policy Brief
  • Primary Care Week 2020: Silver Linings in the (Virtual) Cloud
    Primary Care Week 2020 went virtual, and while that made the event a little different than in the past, more people were able to participate.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: December 2020
    Type: Article
  • North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program: Year Two Evaluation Report
    This report details the results of the evaluation on work completed by the North Dakota Department of Health Oral Health Program during year two of their grant with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Activities focused on community water fluoridation, statewide oral health surveillance, and implementation of a school-based sealant program (SEAL!ND).
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Knutson, S.
    Date: November 2020
    Type: Report
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Ethnic/Racial Disparities: Adverse Health Outcomes
    Rural minority group populations often experience dual disparities in health. This recap summarizes adverse health outcomes across these populations including premature death, age-adjusted mortality, disability status, and obesity rates.
    Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
    Author(s): Ostmo, P.
    Date: November 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Ethnic/Racial Disparities: Social and Systemic Inequities
    This resource examines social and systemic inequities that influence disparities in health among minority group populations. Rural non-White populations experience both residence-based and racial/ethnicity-based health disparities.
    Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
    Author(s): Ostmo, P.
    Date: November 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Student Connectivity in Online Programs: Role of the Nurse Faculty
    This study explored the level of connectivity among online nurse practitioner students. The results indicate that nursing faculty must develop high-quality online learning environments with strong teaching methods. Universities should offer professional mentorship to transition nurse clinicians into successful online nurse educators.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Shogren, M., Terras, K.
    Publication: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners
    Date: November 2020
    Type: Journal Article
  • Strengthening Resilience: Promoting Positive School Mental Health Among Indigenous Youth
    The purpose of this toolkit is to provide tools for k-12 educators, administrators, and mental health treatment providers to better address the learning and behavioral health needs of Indigenous youth in a holistic manner.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Fox, L., Nielsen, S.
    Date: October 2020
    Type: Report
  • Brief: Evaluation of Medical-Dental Integration at the University of North Dakota Center for Family Medicine
    A brief review on the evaluation of the medical-dental integration program implemented by the North Dakota Department of Health Oral Health Program. The brief also offers a summary and recommendations for future medical-dental integration in North Dakota.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Knutson, S.
    Date: September 2020
    Type: Policy Brief
  • Evaluation Report: Medical-Dental Integration at the University of North Dakota Center for Family Medicine
    A full, comprehensive report on the evaluation of the medical-dental integration program implemented by the North Dakota Department of Health Oral Health Program. The report provider date on patient reach and medical resident and staff knowledge of oral health, and also offers a summary and recommendations for future medical-dental integration.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Knutson, S.
    Date: September 2020
    Type: Report
  • Health Professional Shortage Area Scoring & Data Sources
    A fact sheet explaining the basic criteria and data used in scoring Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) for the primary care, mental health, and dental health disciplines.
    Project: Primary Care Office
    Author(s): North Dakota Primary Care Office
    Date: September 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center: Year Two Program Snapshot
    This snapshot provides program goals, reach, and measures impact of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center program in year two (August 15, 2019 - August 14, 2020).
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Terry, D., Helfand, B
    Date: September 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Scrubs Project Report
    Project report for Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camps and Scrubs Academies.
    Projects: Area Health Education Center Program, Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program, State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Nissen, K.
    Date: September 2020
    Type: Report
  • Virtual Workshop Seeks to Change the Rural Recruitment Mindset
    The Rural Recruitment Reimagined Workshop looks at what it takes to recruit and retain physicians in rural communities.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2020
    Type: Article
  • Dental Student Rotations at a Federally Qualified Health Center
    This brief provides a summary of the clinical reach of the dental student rotations and the perceptions of both the participating dental students and FQHC dental team members.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Knutson, S.
    Date: August 2020
    Type: Policy Brief
  • Evaluation of Dental Student Rotations in North Dakota Federally Qualified Health Centers
    This report provides data on the clinical reach of this program and the perceptions of both the participating dental students and FQHC dental team members. The report presents findings from years one and two.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Knutson, S.
    Date: August 2020
    Type: Report
  • Rural North Dakota Facilities Persevere with Non-physician Workforce
    Some North Dakota hospitals depend on nurse practitioners and physician assistants when primary care physicians are hard to attract.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: August 2020
    Type: Article
  • Smiles for Life: Data Snapshot
    Smiles for Life is a comprehensive, online oral health curriculum designed to promote oral health for all age groups through high-quality educational resources. This infographic highlights the reach of Smiles for Life over the last 12 months.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Breigenzer, A., Schroeder, S.
    Date: July 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • MHTTC Network: Addressing Mental Health Workforce Needs
    This document defines the mental health workforce and workforce development, identifies major needs of the mental health workforce, and highlights projects of the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network designed to address those needs.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Davidson, L., Schroeder, S.
    Date: June 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Celebrating Nurses and Hospitals During a Pandemic
    National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week were celebrated differently this year in North Dakota because of COVID-19.
    Author(s): Pierce, J.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: May 2020
    Type: Article
  • Medical-Dental Integration Manual
    This manual is intended for North Dakota primary care and pediatric providers interested in improving the oral health of patients by integrating a registered dental hygienist into a medical care team. The content in the manual is specific to North Dakota, particularly for topics addressing billing, contracting, rules and regulations, and scope of dental hygiene practice.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Bopp, V., Schroeder, S., Kiefer, C.
    Date: May 2020
    Type: Report
  • Mental Health Resources for K-12 Educators During COVID-19
    This product compiles all recent toolkits, guides, tip sheets, and infographics that have been developed by reputable sources to assist educators throughout the current health pandemic (COVID-19).
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Diers, L., Winfield, S.
    Date: April 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Mental Health Resources for Parents and Caregivers During COVID-19
    This product compiles all recent toolkits, guides, tip sheets, and infographics that have been developed by reputable sources to assist parents and caregivers throughout the current health pandemic (COVID-19).
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Diers, L., Winfield, S.
    Date: April 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • SAMHSA Leader Talks Behavioral Health with CRH Staff
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration regional director visits with Center for Rural Health staff about behavioral health programs.
    Projects: Healthcare Workforce Group, Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative, Project ECHO, Rural Health Information Hub, Rural Health Research Gateway, State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup
    Author(s): Haugen, B.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: April 2020
    Type: Article
  • Executive Summary: Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Needs Among Probation and Parole Officers in Region 8
    This is an executive summary of the larger report, Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Needs: Findings, Implications, and Summary of a Survey of Probation and Parole Officers in Region 8. The brief summarizes the mental health training needs of probation and parole officers in the six-state region and provides recommendations for future work.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Martinefski, D.
    Date: March 2020
    Type: Policy Brief
  • High Rates of Decay and Need for Dental Treatment Among American Indian and Alaska Native Kindergartners in North Dakota
    During the 2018-2019 school year, each of the 1,998 kindergartners enrolled in the 43 participating schools received a dental screening. This fact sheet describes the results of this screening and identified racial disparities.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Knutson, S.
    Date: February 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • High Rates of Decay and Need for Dental Treatment Among Rural Kindergartners in North Dakota
    During the 2018-2019 school year, each of the 1,998 kindergartners enrolled in the 43 participating schools received a dental screening. This fact sheet describes the results of this screening and identified geographic disparities.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Knutson, S.
    Date: February 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Medical - Dental Integration in North Dakota
    This fact sheet describes the reach, patients served, and the outcomes of a medical-dental integration model employed in the University of North Dakota's Center for Family Medicine in Bismarck. This integrated care model provides dental screenings, fluoride varnish application, dental referrals, and care coordination for patients in the primary care setting while also educating medical residents and direct care staff quarterly on the direct relationship between oral health and overall health.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Knutson, S.
    Date: February 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Progress and Reach of the SEAL!ND Program: 2018-2019 School Year
    This fact sheet details the progress and reach of the North Dakota school-based dental sealant program through 2019.
    Project: Oral Health Research and Evaluation
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Knutson, S.
    Date: February 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Colorado Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
    This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of Colorado from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Needs: Findings, Implications, and Summary of a Survey of Probation and Parole Officers in Region 8
    This report describes the results of a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8. The report includes an overall assessment, a presentation of training needs among rural and urban probation and parole officers, varied training needs between probation and parole, and state specific reports.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Martinefski, D.
    Date: January 2020
    Type: Report
  • Montana Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
    This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of Montana from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • North Dakota Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
    This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of North Dakota from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Reach of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center School Based Program: Year One Snapshot
    This fact sheet provides an overview of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center's School Based Mental Health Program and the reach of the program in grant year one. The fact sheet describes the number of free, school-based mental health trainings held, school-based products developed, the number of people reached, and the participants' perceptions of these trainings. Grant year one includes August 15, 2018, through August 14, 2019.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Reach of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center: Year One Snapshot
    This fact sheet provides an overview of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center and the reach of the program in grant year one. The fact sheet describes the number of free mental health trainings held, products developed, number of people reached, and the participants' perceptions of these trainings. Grant year one includes August 15, 2018, through August 14, 2019.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • South Dakota Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
    This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of South Dakota from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Utah Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
    This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of Utah from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Wyoming Probation and Parole: Mental Health Training Needs
    This fact sheet describes specific results for the state of Wyoming from a survey assessing the mental health training needs among probation and parole officers throughout U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region 8.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Giving Is Receiving
    Hettinger, North Dakota, takes a proactive approach to continually ensure a solid healthcare workforce for their community and the surrounding communities.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: December 2019
    Type: Article
  • Sponsorships Help the Scrubs Academy Grow
    Many North Dakota healthcare organizations are now sponsoring local students to attend an R-COOL Scrubs Academy, hoping that someday these students will be providers.
    Project: Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program
    Author(s): Leier, M.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: October 2019
    Type: Article
  • Consortium's Strategic Plan to Address Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Use Disorder in Rural North Dakota
    This report identifies a strategic plan for addressing substance use disorder and opioid use disorder in rural North Dakota communities.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: September 2019
    Type: Report
  • Consortium's Sustainability Plan: Addressing Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Use Disorder in Rural North Dakota
    A requirement of the grant, the sustainability plan highlights key resources and commitment to sustain both the consortium and the activities outlined in the Consortium's Strategic Plan to Address Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Use Disorder in Rural North Dakota.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: September 2019
    Type: Report
  • Consortium's Workforce Plan to Address Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Use Disorder in Rural North Dakota
    A requirement of the grant, the workforce plan addresses activities and existing programs in North Dakota addressing shortages in rural providers to serve those with substance use disorders.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Dickson, L., Bauman, S., Quinn, R., Knutson, S.
    Date: September 2019
    Type: Report
  • Return on Investment
    The RuralMed program makes its mark by supplying physicians in rural North Dakota.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2019
    Type: Article
  • Scrubs Project Report
    Project report for Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camps and Scrubs Academies.
    Projects: Area Health Education Center Program, Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program, State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Nissen, K.
    Date: September 2019
    Type: Report
  • Changing Times
    The Center for Rural Health is involved in 14 projects related to behavioral health.
    Author(s): Haugen, B.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: June 2019
    Type: Article
  • North Dakota Hospital Assessment: 2017 Flex Chartbook
    This chartbook presents the findings of the 2017 survey of hospitals in North Dakota.
    Projects: CAH Quality Network, Flex
    Author(s): Besse, R., Peterson, M., Dickson, L.
    Date: May 2019
    Type: Report
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Obstetric Services: Access, Workforce, and Impact
    This resource presents current hospital-based obstetric closure rates, characteristics of rural communities without and losing obstetric services, as well as the impact of limited access on maternal and child health.
    Project: Rural Health Research Gateway
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: April 2019
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Training and Technical Assistance Needs: Findings from a Survey of Professionals Who Serve Individuals with Mental Illness in Region 8
    This report shows survey results that will inform the development of new products, training materials, and technical assistance requests.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T.
    Date: April 2019
    Type: Report
  • Needs Assessment and Priority Setting to Address Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Use Disorder in Rural North Dakota
    This report provides a summary of the need for behavioral health and substance use disorder (SUD) services in rural North Dakota. The report includes a slide deck of behavioral health provider maps, data points, and a list of existing services in North Dakota addressing SUD. The slides were created to assist the consortium in development of strategic plan priorities.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Bauman, S.
    Date: March 2019
    Type: Report
  • 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.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    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
  • 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: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: June 2018
    Type: Article
  • 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: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: June 2018
    Type: Article
  • Making General Surgery Available to All in Rural North Dakota
    North Dakota native and UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences grad Mary Aaland leads the Rural Surgery Support Program to help recruit and retain rural surgeons.
    Author(s): Haugen, B.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: March 2018
    Type: Article
  • 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: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: December 2017
    Type: Article
  • 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: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: December 2017
    Type: Article
  • 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: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2017
    Type: Article
  • 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.
    Project: Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program
    Author(s): Leier, Marv
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2017
    Type: Article
  • 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.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    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.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    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.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Besse, R., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 35
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Characteristics of U.S. Medical Graduates and International Medical Graduates in North Dakota
    Examines the differences between U.S. and international medical graduates working as primary care physicians in North Dakota.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Besse, R., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 30B
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Demographics of International Medical Graduates in North Dakota
    Examines the demographics of international medical school graduates working in North Dakota.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Besse, R., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 30A
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Non-Direct Patient Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines the distribution and characteristics of physicians who do not have regular contact with patients.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Besse, R., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 29
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Type of Employment for Physicians in North Dakota
    Categorizes North Dakota physicians' primary types of employment by practice setting.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Besse, R., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 28
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Demographics of Direct Patient Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines where direct patient care physicians are practicing in North Dakota and some of the characteristics of those doctors.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Besse, R., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 27
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Availability of Direct Patient Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines the rural/urban ratios of physicians, where they trained, and some of their characteristics.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Besse, R., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 26
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Scrubs Project Report
    Project report for Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camps and Scrubs Academy.
    Projects: Area Health Education Center Program, Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program, State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Nissen, K.
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Report
  • 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: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: June 2017
    Type: Article
  • 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: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: April 2017
    Type: Article
  • 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.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Peterson, M., Ahmed, A.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 25
    Date: January 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Where Did North Dakota Primary Care Physicians Do Their Residency and Where Have Physicians Who Completed a Residency in North Dakota Gone?
    Examines where physicians practicing in North Dakota completed their residencies, compared to where physicians who completed residencies in North Dakota are currently practicing.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Peterson, M., Ahmed, A.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 24
    Date: January 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Fourth Biennial Report: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota, 2017
    Now in its fourth 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: December 2016
    Type: Report
  • A Recipe for Success
    Students at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences form an interest group for rural-focused students.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: December 2016
    Type: Article
  • Where did North Dakota Primary Care Physicians Graduate from Medical School and Where Have North Dakota Medical School Graduates Gone?
    Examines where physicians practicing in North Dakota attended medical school and where North Dakota medical school students currently practice.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Peterson, M., Ahmed, A.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 23
    Date: September 2016
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Community Showcases Introduce Future Physician Prospects to North Dakota Communities
    New physician recruitment events showcase rural North Dakota communities and healthcare facilities to the future healthcare workforce.
    Projects: Community Apgar Project, State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: July 2016
    Type: Article
  • Mind Matters
    North Dakota is home to the unique annual Mind Matters Conference on brain injury that brings together both healthcare professionals and patients.
    Project: North Dakota Brain Injury Network
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: July 2016
    Type: Article
  • Dental Workforce in Rural and Urban North Dakota
    Examines dental health workforce in both rural and urban North Dakota.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: June 2016
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Teaching to Recruit
    Rural family medicine doctors Jacinta Klindworth and Aaron Garman practice what they teach about their all-encompassing specialty of family medicine.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: March 2016
    Type: Article
  • It Takes a Village
    Community collaboration is key to a strong recruitment and retention strategy for healthcare providers in Wishek, North Dakota.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: December 2015
    Type: Article
  • Scrubs Academy Prescribes Health Career Experiences to Students
    The annual Scrubs Academy at the University of North Dakota helps middle school students explore, learn about, and develop an interest in healthcare careers.
    Project: Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2015
    Type: Article
  • Williams County Graduate Scholarship
    Private and public collaboration provides a generous boost to high school graduates in Williams County. Williston State College reports that applications for health-related degrees are up 77 percent due to this unique opportunity.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2015
    Type: Article
  • Demographics of Primary Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines where family/general practice, general internal medicine and general pediatrics doctors are practicing by rurality.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Peterson, M., Ahmed, A.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 22
    Date: August 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Availability of Primary Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines where doctors are practicing by rurality and their abilities.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Peterson, M., Ahmed, A.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 21
    Date: August 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Where did North Dakota Physicians Complete their Residency and Where Have North Dakota Residency Graduates Gone?
    Examines where North Dakota Physicians did their residency and where North Dakota residency graduates are practicing.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Peterson, M., Ahmed, A.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 20
    Date: August 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Where did North Dakota Physicians Graduate from Medical School and Where Have North Dakota Medical School Graduates Gone?
    Examines where North Dakota Physicians attended medical school and where North Dakota medical school graduates are practicing.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Peterson, M., Ahmed, A.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 19
    Date: August 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health Celebrates 30 Years
    Longtime statewide gathering of health professionals helps to improve the health of North Dakotans.
    Project: Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: July 2015
    Type: Article
  • Making It Work in the West
    North Dakota: the land of opportunity. Not just in oil work, but in healthcare as well. The areas of Williston and Watford City have experienced exponential growth to support the needs of an expanding community.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: July 2015
    Type: Article
  • Type of Employment for Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines the type of employment for North Dakota's physicians by sex, age and rurality, using data from the 2013 American Medical Association physician master file.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Peterson, M., Ahmed, A.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 18
    Date: May 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Demographics of Direct Patient Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines the location of where direct patient care physicians practice by age, rurality and number of patients, using data from the 2013 American Medical Association physician master file.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Peterson, M., Ahmed, A.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 17
    Date: May 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Availability of Direct Patient Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines the availability of direct patient care physicians in North Dakota by rurality, sex, medical school location, residency location, using data from the 2013 American Medical Association physician master file.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Peterson, M., Ahmed, A.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 16
    Date: April 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Adjacent Border Analysis for Direct Patient Care Physicians
    Examines physicians located in states that border North Dakota that are treating North Dakota patients.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Peterson, M., Ahmed, A.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 15
    Date: April 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • "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.
    Projects: Area Health Education Center Program, State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: March 2015
    Type: Article
  • Brushing Up on Dental Care in North Dakota
    The Center for Rural Health makes recommendations based on a study of ways to improve North Dakotans' oral health.
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: March 2015
    Type: Article
  • Intra Rural and Urban Primary Care Physician Findings: AAMC 2009 Physician Survey of Primary Care Chartbook
    This publication was produced for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy by Gary Hart Associated under HRSA contract. The report utilizes primary care physician (PCP) survey data, collected by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in 2009/2010 shortly before the Affordable Care Act was made law to preserve a baseline from which to compare future post Affordable Care Act implementation surveys.
    Author(s): Hart, G.
    Date: February 2015
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Hospital Assessment: 2014 Chartbook
    This Chartbook presents the findings of the 2014 survey of hospitals in North Dakota. This resource does not provide analysis or discussion of the results, but instead, offers a graphic discourse on the current hospital environment in the state. Output includes aggregate data stratified by geographic region (Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest) and hospital type (CAH or tertiary).
    Projects: CAH Quality Network, Flex
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Hart, G., Gibbens, B., Dickson, L., Peterson, M. & Ahmed, A.
    Date: December 2014
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Oral Health Report: Needs and Proposed Models, 2014
    Needs, outcomes, findings, and stakeholder recommendations from the 2014 assessment of oral health need and policy recommendations for North Dakota.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Jonk, Y., Schuller, K., Hall, K., Hart, G., Gibbens, B.
    Date: December 2014
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Oral Health Report: Needs and Proposed Models, 2014 Executive Summary
    Executive Summary for the full North Dakota Oral Health Report. Reviews the findings from the 2014 assessment of oral health in North Dakota.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Jonk, Y., Schuller, K., Hall, K., Hart, G., & Gibbens, B.
    Date: December 2014
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota's Critical Access Hospital Quality Network: Collaboration is the Name of the Game
    The state's quality network seeks to strengthen collaboration and leadership among healthcare organizations and streamline efforts around quality and performance improvement for the 36 CAHs.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: December 2014
    Type: Article
  • Third Biennial Report: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota, 2015
    Now in its third 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: December 2014
    Type: Report
  • The 2014 Update of the Rural-Urban Chartbook
    The Chartbook presents information on population demographics, health-related behaviors and risk factors, age-specific and cause-specific mortality, access to care, health insurance coverage, mental health, and other health-related topics for U.S. residents across levels of rural and urban status. The data presented in this new Chartbook were collected prior to implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), providing baseline measurements for key aspects of health from which to measure future ACA-associated changes. Individual data tables are available in an Excel file.
    Project: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
    Author(s): Meit, M., Knudson, A., Gilbert, T., Tzy-Chyi Yu, A., Tanenbaum, E., Ormson, E., TenBroeck, S., Bayne, A., Popat, S., & NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    Date: October 2014
    Type: Report
  • Raising a North Dakota Healthcare Family
    At home and at work, Ken and Lucille Peterson nurtured generations of doctors. Peterson gives his insight on how to keep medical students succeeding through the most challenging times of school.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2014
    Type: Article
  • Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camps and Scrubs Academy I & II
    Provides an overview of the Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camps and Scrubs Academy I & II programs.
    Project: Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program
    Author(s): Nissen, K.
    Date: August 2014
    Type: Report
  • Where Did North Dakota Primary Care Physicians Do Their Residency and Where Have Physicians Who Completed a Residency in North Dakota Gone?
    Examines where physicians practicing in North Dakota completed their residency and where physicians who completed residencies in North Dakota are currently practicing.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Klug, M., Hart, G., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 14
    Date: April 2014
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Success in Stanley
    Mountrail County Health Center in Stanley, North Dakota has experienced increased patient volumes due to oil development in their service area. Their providers and staff are facing the struggles head on, and becoming better because of it.
    Author(s): Barclay, M.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: March 2014
    Type: Article
  • Where Did North Dakota Primary Care Physicians Graduate from Medical School and Where Have North Dakota Medical School Primary Care Graduates Gone?
    Examines where physicians practicing in North Dakota attended medical school and where North Dakota medical school students currently practice.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Klug, M., Hart, G., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 13
    Date: February 2014
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Celebrating the Power of Rural
    Rural communities are a wonderful place to live and work, and continue to make strides even when faced against the steepest of challenges. National Rural Health Day showcases the strengths of rural America.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Barclay, M.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: December 2013
    Type: Article
  • Second Biennial Report: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota, 2013
    Updates the first biennial report with an assessment of the current state of health of North Dakotans and their healthcare delivery system. Presents an analysis of the population demographic in North Dakota and discusses affordable healthcare costs now and in the future.
    Author(s): UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences
    Date: December 2013
    Type: Report
  • Characteristics of U.S. and International Medical Graduates in Primary Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines where U.S. medical graduates and international medical graduates graduated and where they are practicing by rurality and specialty.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Klug, M., Hart, G., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 12
    Date: November 2013
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Hospice Workforce: An Annotated Review of the Literature
    Contains an annotated review of hospice workforce literature published between 2000 and 2013. Review was completed to assist in identifying hospice provider types for a hospice workforce study to be completed by the Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center.
    Project: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: November 2013
    Type: Report
  • What is a Community Health Center?
    Non-profit community-driven clinics provide high-quality primary and preventive care to all individuals, with or without insurance and regardless of their ability to pay.
    Projects: Flex, State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Morin, K., Barclay, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 38(3), 20-21
    Date: October 2013
    Type: Article
  • Availability of Primary Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines where doctors are practicing by rurality and their abilities.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Klug, M., Hart, G., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 10
    Date: August 2013
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Graduates' Residencies and Current Practice Areas
    Examines where University of North Dakota graduates are practicing and where they did their residency.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Klug, M., Hart, G., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 9
    Date: July 2013
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Scrubs Camps: Growing the Program That's Growing Our Own
    The Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camps began in 2009 as a mini-grant program focused on introducing rural North Dakota students to various careers in healthcare. If you fast-forward four years, you will clearly see that the 41 camps involving 184 communities and over 2,600 kids have touched people in every corner of the state.
    Project: Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program
    Author(s): Morin, K.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 38(2), 20-21
    Date: June 2013
    Type: Article
  • Team Boosters: A Bright Spot for Rural North Dakotans is the Increasing Role that Advanced Practice Providers Play in Primary Care
    The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that by 2020 there will be 45,000 too few primary care physicians. These shortages are exacerbated in rural North Dakota, where communities can spend tens of thousands of dollars and years recruiting a physician.
    Author(s): Barclay, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 38(2), 22-23
    Date: June 2013
    Type: Article
  • Where Did North Dakota Physicians do their Residency and Where Have North Dakota Residency Graduates Gone?
    Examines where North Dakota Physicians did their residency and where North Dakota residency graduates are practicing.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Klug, M., Hart, G., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 8
    Date: June 2012
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Where Did North Dakota Physicians Graduate from Medical School and Where Have North Dakota Medical School Graduates Gone?
    Examines where North Dakota Physicians attended medical school and where North Dakota medical school graduates are practicing.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Klug, M., Hart, G., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 7
    Date: June 2012
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Residency Locations in North Dakota
    Examines the locations and duration of North Dakota's medical residency positions by specialty.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Klug, M., Hart, G., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 6
    Date: June 2012
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Primary Care Workforce Project Report
    Highlights a one-day rural Primary Care Symposium which featured focus groups that gathered input from a variety of community members about improving access to primary care services, raising awareness of local and state efforts to recruit ND youth for healthcare (specifically primary care) professions, and encouraging ND youth to remain in or return to the state after graduation.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Hart, G., Wynne, J., & Dickson, L.
    Date: June 2012
    Type: Report
  • Report on Community Health Worker Programs
    Presents examples of Community Health Worker programs in numerous states. Gathers information to assist in establishing a CHW program in North Dakota. Includes CHW programs in Minnesota, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Colorado, Washington, and Wisconsin.
    Project: Area Health Education Center Program
    Author(s): Dickson, L., & Yahna, R.
    Date: June 2012
    Type: Report
  • Characteristics of US Medical Graduates and International Medical Graduates in North Dakota
    Examines where North Dakota's physicians attended medical school, their specialties and location of practice.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Klug, M., Hart, G., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 5B
    Date: May 2012
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Demographics of International Medical Graduates in North Dakota
    Examines where North Dakota's International Medical Graduates are from, what they specialize in and where they practice.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Klug, M., Hart, G., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 5A
    Date: May 2012
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Non-Direct Patient Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines where non-direct patient care physicians are located by sex and rurality in North Dakota.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Klug, M., Hart, G., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 4
    Date: May 2012
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Type of Employment for Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines the type of employment for North Dakota's physicians by sex, age and rurality.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Klug, M., Hart, G., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 3
    Date: May 2012
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Demographics of Direct Patient Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines the location of where direct patient care physicians practice by age, rurality and number of patients.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Klug, M., Hart, G., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 2
    Date: May 2012
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Projection of North Dakota Physicians: 2010-2040
    Describes a projection of both the population of North Dakota and physicians in North Dakota. Includes projection models, graphs, and tables.
    Author(s): Peterson, M., Klug, M., & Hart, G.
    Date: April 2012
    Type: Report
  • Availability of Direct Patient Care Physicians in North Dakota
    Examines the availability of direct patient care physicians in North Dakota by rurality, sex, medical school location, residency location.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Klug, M., Hart, G., Peterson, M.
    Publication: North Dakota Health Workforce Fact Sheet Series, Number 1
    Date: February 2012
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Assessing Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Assets and Capabilities for Recruiting and Retaining Physicians: The North Dakota CAH Community Apgar Program
    Identifies opportunities for improvement in physician retention and recruitment in North Dakota's CAH systems and to develop a better understanding of the community factors in this dynamic process.
    Project: Community Apgar Project
    Author(s): Boise State University
    Date: December 2011
    Type: Report
  • Potential Impact of Health Reform on Rural North Dakota Health Workforce
    Discusses factors influencing North Dakota's rural health workforce. Highlights research efforts conducted by the Center for Rural Health on rural health workforce.
    Author(s): Gibbens, B.
    Date: 2011
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Charting a New Course
    Dr. L. Gary Hart is the The Center for Rural Health's new director. Hart is a nationally recognized expert in rural healthcare delivery and healthcare workforce, and the CRH is excited to have him on board.
    Author(s): Henke, K.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 35(5), 18-19
    Date: December 2010
    Type: Article
  • North Dakota Nursing Needs Study: Year Nine Facility Survey Results
    Includes the results from the facility survey, currently in its ninth year, which was sent to all hospitals, long-term care facilities, regional public health facilities, clinics, and home health facilities in North Dakota.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., & Johnson, S.
    Date: September 2010
    Type: Report
  • Utilization of Technology by Nursing Programs in North Dakota
    Presents a picture of the use of technology in nursing education in North Dakota, including student and faculty readiness, clinical training technologies, and distance learning.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., & Lang, T.
    Date: September 2010
    Type: Report
  • Guest Commentaries Weigh in on Healthcare Reform
    Brad Gibbens, Interim Co-Director, had a commentary on the implications of health reform on rural North Dakota printed in the North Dakota Farmers Union magazine. The commentary looks at critical rural health issues such as health workforce, rural facility survivability, and the need for flexibility and innovation in rural health.
    Author(s): Gibbens, B.
    Date: August 2009
    Type: Other
  • An Environmental Scan of Health and Healthcare in North Dakota: Establishing the Baselines for Positive Health Transformation
    The Environmental Scan of Health and Healthcare in North Dakota was conducted from December 2008 to February 2009. This report provides an overview of selected health and healthcare issues in North Dakota.
    Author(s): Volkov, B., Gibbens, B., & Wakefield, M.
    Date: March 2009
    Type: Report
  • Enhancing Healthcare for Rural Populations Through Interdisciplinary Training and Quality Improvement
    Addresses the health workforce training and practice implications of rural healthcare trends. Highlights the importance of quality improvement and interdisciplinary team care. Part of the Advisory Committee's Eighth Annual Report.
    Author(s): Wakefield, M., & Moulton, P.
    Date: September 2008
    Type: Journal Article
  • North Dakota Nursing Faculty Survey Results
    Reports on a survey of nursing faculty in North Dakota. Includes demographics, student debt load, continuing education, employment, salary, job satisfaction, and retirement plans.
    Author(s): Lang, T., & Moulton, P.
    Date: July 2008
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Nursing Supply and Demand
    Provides information about North Dakota nurse supply and demand.
    Author(s): Moulton, P.
    Date: July 2008
    Type: Testimony
  • North Dakota Nursing Supply and Demand Projections
    Presents characteristics of current and forecasted nurse supply and demand for the state of North Dakota. Includes registered nurse (RN) & licensed practical nurse (LPN) numbers, graduation rates, retirement plans, vacancy rates, and more.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., & Lang, T.
    Date: July 2008
    Type: Report
  • Hearing on the Need for Green Cards for Highly Skilled Workers
    Provides a testimony on the benefit of the Conrad J-1 Visa Waiver Program to rural areas with physician shortages.
    Author(s): Amundson, M.
    Date: June 2008
    Type: Testimony
  • An Innovative Approach to Student Internships on American Indian Reservations
    Discusses the benefits of Project CRISTAL (Collaborative Rural Interdisciplinary Service Training and Learning), where students work on an American Indian reservation to increase access to healthcare and cultural competency. Overviews health professional shortages, the lack of diversity in health careers, the benefits of an interprofessional team, and community-academic collaboration.
    Author(s): Amundson, M., Moulton, P., Zimmerman, S., & Johnson, B.
    Publication: Journal of Interprofessional Care, 22(1), 93-101
    Date: January 2008
    Type: Journal Article
  • Five Year Comparison of North Dakota Nurses
    Compares the results from a survey of nurses licensed in North Dakota to previous survey results. Reports on demographics, income, interest in a faculty position, part-time employment, employment setting, retirement plans, work environment, and continuing education. Includes urban and rural income comparisons and offers policy recommendations.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., & Marino, J.
    Date: June 2007
    Type: Report
  • Healthcare Facility Survey Results: 2007
    Reports on a survey of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in hospitals and long-term care facilities in North Dakota. Covers continuing education, the impact and use of the Nursing Needs Study and recruitment, salary and benefits and staffing issues.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., & Marino, J.
    Date: June 2007
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Healthcare Workforce: Planning Together to Meet Future Healthcare Needs (Part II)
    Details strategies from the Healthcare Workforce Summit held in December 2006 in Bismarck, ND.
    Author(s): Amundson, M., Moulton, P., Wakefield, M., Beattie, S., & Gibbens, B.
    Date: April 2007
    Type: Policy Brief
  • North Dakota Healthcare Workforce: Planning Together to Meet Future Healthcare Needs (Part I)
    Details strategies from the Healthcare Workforce Summit held in December 2006 in Bismarck, ND.
    Author(s): Wakefield, M., Amundson, M., Moulton, P., & Gibbens, B.
    Date: January 2007
    Type: Policy Brief
  • Nurse Faculty Recruitment and Retention Project
    Discusses the issues involved with recruiting and retaining nurse faculty in North Dakota. Includes data on percentage of nurses willing to pursue faculty positions and barriers to considering a faculty position.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., & Wakefield, M.
    Date: 2007
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Legislative Council Budget Committee on Healthcare
    Provides information regarding the healthcare workforce pipeline from the North Dakota Nursing Needs Study.
    Author(s): Moulton, P.
    Date: September 2006
    Type: Testimony
  • Utilization of Medication Assistants in North Dakota
    Examines staffing patterns, recruitment, supervision, training, and medication errors for medication assistants in North Dakota.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., & Speaker, K.
    Date: September 2006
    Type: Report
  • Healthcare Facility Survey Results: 2006
    Reports on a survey of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in hospitals and long-term care facilities in North Dakota. Covers clinical education along with recruitment, salary and benefits, and staffing issues.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., & Speaker, K.
    Date: July 2006
    Type: Report
  • High School Student Survey
    Examines North Dakota high school students' awareness of health professions and future career plans.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., Hanson, B., Rudel, R., & Plumm, K.
    Date: June 2006
    Type: Report
  • Four Year Comparison of North Dakota Nurses: Results and Implications
    Compares the results from a survey of nurses licensed in North Dakota to previous survey results. Reports on demographics, income, pursing a faculty role, part-time employment, primary and secondary employment settings, direct patient care, retirement plans, and workplace environments.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., & Hanson, B.
    Date: April 2006
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Health Professions: Nursing Supply
    Overview of issues related to the supply of nurses in North Dakota. Includes information on availability of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) by county in North Dakota, as well as expected nurse retirements in the coming years.
    Author(s): Moulton, P.
    Date: April 2006
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • North Dakota Legislative Council Budget Committee on Healthcare
    Provides information regarding the current status of the nursing workforce and the use of technology by nursing education programs through results from the North Dakota Nursing Needs Study.
    Author(s): Moulton, P.
    Date: March 2006
    Type: Testimony
  • North Dakota Health Professions: Nursing Demand
    Overviews the nursing demand in North Dakota, with information on RN and LPN vacancy rates and turnover by county.
    Author(s): Moulton, P.
    Date: 2006
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • North Dakota Nursing Programs Use of Technology: A Statewide Assessment
    Reports results from a statewide assessment of the use of technology within North Dakota nursing programs. Covers distance learning synchronous or asynchronous, clinical training technologies, level of technology utilization, and faculty and student readiness.
    Author(s): Moulton, P. & King, B.
    Date: August 2005
    Type: Report
  • Healthcare Facility Survey Results: 2005
    Reports on a survey of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in hospitals and long-term care facilities in North Dakota. Covers recruitment issues, nurse representation, salary issues, vacancy and turnover rates, RN replacement costs, and technology.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., & Speaker, K.
    Date: May 2005
    Type: Report
  • A Survey of North Dakota Physicians from the Health Profession Tracking Program
    Reports results from a survey of North Dakota physicians. Covers demographics, educational background, residency program training location, primary specialty, location of physicians and by specialty, practice characteristics, primary practice setting, and retirement.
    Author(s): Mary Amundson, M., Moulton, P., Kruger, G., Speaker, K., Zavalney, B., & Monley, K.
    Date: March 2005
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Dentists Survey Results from the Health Profession Tracking Program
    Reports results from survey of North Dakota Dentists. Covers demographics, educational background, year of graduation, primary specialty, year began practicing, marketing the practice, hours worked in direct patient care, allocation of time, employment hours of dental hygienists, practice arrangement, retirement, recruitment, utilization of the North Dakota dental association website, patient profile, new patients by specialty, and Medicaid patient activity or Medicaid patient activity by rurality.
    Author(s): Amundson, M., Moulton, P., Beyer, M., Kruger, G., Speaker, K., Zavalney, B., & Monley, K.
    Date: March 2005
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Health Professions: Dentists
    Describes the supply and demand for dentists in North Dakota, with information on dentist employment characteristics, education, and anticipated retirements.
    Author(s): Amundson, M.
    Date: 2005
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Primary Care Providers
    Facts on the supply of primary care providers in North Dakota. Includes information on educational programs in ND to produce primary care providers, practice setting and federal programs to address shortages.
    Author(s): Amundson, M.
    Date: 2005
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Three Year Comparison of North Dakota Nurses: Results and Implications
    Compares the results from a survey of nurses licensed in North Dakota to previous survey results. Reports on demographics, income, pursing a faculty role, part-time employment, primary and secondary employment settings, direct patient care, retirement plans, and workplace environments.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., & King, B.
    Date: 2005
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Health Professions: Nursing
    Facts on the supply and demand for nurses in North Dakota. Includes data for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs).
    Author(s): Moulton, P.
    Date: November 2004
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • North Dakota Nursing Needs Study: Licensed Nurse Survey – Year 2
    Reports licensed nurse survey results including the topics of demographic statistics, income, pursing a faculty role, part-time employment, primary and secondary employment settings, direct patient care, retirement plans, workplace environments, and nursing shortage solutions.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., Wakefield, M., & Bennett, C.
    Date: July 2004
    Type: Report
  • Nursing Faculty Focus Group Results
    Reports results from a survey of nursing faculty focus groups. Covers demographics, workload, use of technology to teach on-line courses, faculty recruitment and retention, shortage solutions, and focus group discussion results. These topics include expanding clinical sites, alternative clinical site scheduling, lab space and equipment, use of information technology to outreach courses, student recruitment issues, recruitment of qualified faculty, barriers to obtaining full professor status, preventing faculty loss due to retirement, and encouraging students to pursue faculty roles.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., & Speaker, P.
    Date: July 2004
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Nursing Needs Study: Student Survey Results
    Reports results from a survey of students covering demographics, factors in choosing a nursing career or nursing education program, clinical experience, areas of nursing expertise, post-graduation plans, future nursing faculty role plans, nursing shortage solutions, recommendation of nursing profession to relatives, and additional comments about nursing education or practice.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., & Speaker, K.
    Date: June 2004
    Type: Report
  • Healthcare Facility Survey Results: 2004
    Reports on a survey of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in hospitals and long-term care facilities in North Dakota. Covers recruitment, salary and staffing issues along with suggested solutions for the nursing shortage.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., Evenson, D., & Wakefield, M.
    Date: April 2004
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Nursing Needs Study: Direct Care Supply and Demand Projections
    This report includes projections of direct care supply and demand of both registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in North Dakota.
    Author(s): Moulton, P.
    Date: October 2003
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Health Professions: Nursing
    Facts on the supply and demand for nurses in North Dakota. Includes data for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs).
    Author(s): Moulton, P.
    Date: September 2003
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Licensed Nurse Focus Group Results
    Reports results from a survey of licensed nurse focus group. Covers demographic statistics, description of primary employment position and setting, perception of nursing profession, nursing shortage solutions, index of work satisfaction, and focus group results.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., Dannewitz, H., Christman, S., Park, R., Kruger, G., & Wakefield, M.
    Date: June 2003
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Nursing Needs Study: Faculty Survey Results
    Reports on a survey of nursing faculty in North Dakota. Includes demographics, employment, retirement, job satisfaction, student job market, program capacity, nursing shortage solutions, and faculty shortage solutions.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., Christman, S., Dannewitz, H., & Wakefield, M.K.
    Date: June 2003
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Nursing Needs Study: Licensed Nurse Survey Results
    Reports licensed nurse survey results including the topics of demographic statistics, education, primary and secondary employment settings, retirement plans, job satisfaction, nursing supply, and nursing shortage solutions.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., Christman, S., Dannewitz, H., Park, R., & Wakefield, M.K.
    Date: May 2003
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Nursing Needs Study: Facility Survey Results
    Reports on a survey of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in hospitals and long-term care facilities in North Dakota. Covers scheduling, nurses participation in decision making, tuition reimbursement, recruitment issues, exit interviews, clinical education, staffing issues, vacancy rates, effect of vacancies, and suggestions of facility administrators for alleviating shortages.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., Park, R., Muus, K., Wakefield, M.K., & Henderson, T.
    Date: April 2003
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Nursing Needs Study: Student Focus Group Results
    Reports results from a survey of student focus groups. Covers demographic statistics, academic and program statistics, employment and education plans, nursing shortage solutions and discussion results.
    Author(s): Moulton, P.
    Date: April 2003
    Type: Report
  • Characteristics of North Dakota's Nursing Workforce: A Status Report
    This report includes North Dakota's current nursing supply and demand, projection of supply and demand and strategies for the nursing shortage.
    Author(s): Moulton, P., & Wakefield, M.
    Date: 2003
    Type: Report