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Public Health Publications

  • Promoting Positive Mental Health in Rural Schools
    This resource from the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center aims to promote positive mental health in rural schools.
    Author(s): Heitkamp, T., Nielsen, S., Schroeder, S.
    Date: August 2019
    Type: Other
  • Air Force Veteran Finds His Place at the Center for Rural Health
    Air Force veteran Shawn Larson returns home to North Dakota and finds his place at the Center for Rural Health.
    Author(s): Haugen, B.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: March 2019
    Type: Article
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Quality of Care in Rural Hospitals
    This recap looks at hospital quality-of-care measures and the difficulties of developing quality measures, especially for rural hospitals with low patient volumes.
    Author(s): Bauman, S., Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2019
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • 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
  • Community Stages "Skittle Skool" to Help Tackle Big Issues Facing Youth
    Community agencies and services in Stanley, North Dakota, came together to address the opioid crisis with area students. Presenters addressed the youth through creative and interactive activities and conversations.
    Author(s): Haugen, B.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: October 2018
    Type: Article
  • North Dakota Rural Health Innovation Tour
    National and regional rural health leaders tour innovative rural and tribal health systems around North Dakota.
    Author(s): Gibbens, B.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2018
    Type: Article
  • Standardized Dental Screening for New Nursing Home Residents: A Promising Practice Guide
    This guide provides a template for nursing home administrators and dental professionals to help ensure all nursing home residents, upon admission, have dental screenings done by dental professionals.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Fix, N.
    Date: April 2018
    Type: Resource
  • 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
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Effects of Rural Hospital Closures
    From January 2005 to early November 2017, 124 rural hospitals in the U.S. closed. This resource provides a summary of the Rural Health Research Centers' most recent research on the effects of rural hospital closures.
    Author(s): Tamukong, D., Schroeder, S.
    Date: December 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Hospital Closures
    From January 2005 to early November 2017, 124 rural hospitals in the U.S. closed. This resource provides a summary of the Rural Health Research Centers' most recent research on rural hospital closures.
    Author(s): Tamukong, D., Schroeder, S.
    Date: December 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Keeping the Public in Rural Public Health
    Theresa Will has an innovative approach with partnering to improve Public Health within her community.
    Author(s): Gibbens, B.
    Date: June 2017
    Type: Other
  • Bringing Baby Home
    Debbi Bronson's 30-year nursing career has always been about caring for families. She works tirelessly to help new parents succeed through the Building Healthy Families program in Williston, North Dakota, which was recognized as the Outstanding Rural Health Program for 2016.
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Date: March 2017
    Type: Other
  • 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
  • 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
    Type: Report
  • 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
    Type: Report
  • American Indian Health Research Conference
    The American Indian Health Research Conference showcases all areas of health research done by students and faculty, and provides a forum for collaborating on culturally appropriate research.
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: December 2015
    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
  • 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
  • Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health Celebrates 30 Years
    Longtime statewide gathering of health professionals helps to improve the health of North Dakotans.
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: July 2015
    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.
    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
  • Around the World in Rural North Dakota
    Center for Rural Health staff members have driven enough miles to nearly travel around the earth at the equator – all without leaving North Dakota. They are conducting Community Health Needs Assessments to help focus rural health efforts on identified needs.
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: June 2014
    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
  • 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