Solid public health services can improve the overall population health, meaning healthier communities and healthier North Dakotans. The Center for Rural Health works to further the public health mission in North Dakota by:
- Working with diverse organizations to build partnerships and improve population health in rural areas.
- Coordinating the annual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health.
- Gathering statistical data on various North Dakotan health aspects to inform stakeholders, educators, and policy makers.
- Providing technical assistance on accreditation, grant writing, needs assessments, improvement planning, and community engagement for local public health units.
Brad Gibbens, MPA, Deputy Director
Most Recent Publications
- 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 and Health Sciences
Date: December 2016
- Dentists Providing Oral Healthcare to Long Term Care Residents: Survey Chartbook & Four North Dakota Case Studies
The survey was to assist in identifying providers for case study, and to identify barriers to providing care in long term care facilities.Author(s): Schroeder, S., Bright, P.
Date: July 2016
- Oral Health Services and Barriers to Care in North Dakota Long Term Care Facilities: Chartbook
Long term care facility staff completed a survey to identify current oral health practices, and barriers to providing oral healthcare to facility residents in North Dakota.Author(s): Schroeder, S., Bright, P.
Date: March 2016
- American Indian Health Research Conference
North Dakota Medicine, Volume 40, Issue 4. The annual AIHRC provides a forum for culturally appropriate research.Author(s): Massmann, N.
Date: December 2015
- It Takes a Village
North Dakota Medicine, Volume 40, Issue 4. The community of Wishek, North Dakota works together to recruit medical providers to the area.Author(s): Kusler, S.
Date: December 2015
Most Recent Presentations
- State of Caregiving for People with Dementia in Indian Country
Presented by Carter, P. on Oct 15, 2015 at the Inaugural National Conference on Alzheimer's disease/Dementia in Native American Communities, Scottsdale, Arizona
- Understanding Community Long-Term Services and Support Needs
Presented by Carter, P. on Aug 10, 2015 at the 2015 National Title VI Conference, Washington, DC
- Building a Vision for Health: Community Ownership and Engagement
Presented by Gibbens, B., Knauf, T. on Jun 03, 2015 at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health Preconference, Minot, North Dakota