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Public Health Publications

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    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: North Dakota Medicine, 40(4), 16-17
    Date: December 2015
    Type: Magazine
  • 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: North Dakota Medicine, 40(4), 18-19
    Date: December 2015
    Type: Magazine
  • 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: North Dakota Medicine, 40(3), 20-21
    Date: September 2015
    Type: Magazine
  • 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: North Dakota Medicine, 40(2), 22-23
    Date: July 2015
    Type: Magazine
  • 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 and 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: North Dakota Medicine, 39(2), 18-19
    Date: June 2014
    Type: Magazine
  • 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 and 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
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