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Working with Communities Publications

  • Factors that Impact Food Security in Northern Plains American Indians
    This poster examines a number of factors that impact food security, from a study which looked at food security in the Northern Plains American Indians in the Midwest.
    Author(s): Gray, J., English, L., Petros, T.
    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
  • What Do Urban Native Elders Need?
    The Native Urban Elder Needs Assessment Survey has been created to find what urban Native Elders need and will assist in future work toward achieving health equity for this population.
    Project: Native Urban Elder Needs Assessment Survey
    Author(s): Pierce, J.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: June 2021
    Type: Article
  • Healing Our Protectors: Building Resilience Among Tribal Law Enforcement Officers Through Cultural Interventions
    This publication is a resource that serves behavioral health treatment providers in gaining a deeper understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their work as a law enforcement officer.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Belgarde, L., Fox, L., Heitkamp, T.
    Date: May 2021
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • After Four Decades, Tioga Medical Center CEO Randy Pederson Calls It a Career
    Community leader Randy Pederson retired from the Tioga Medical Center after a long career as CEO.
    Author(s): Kusler, S.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: May 2021
    Type: Article
  • 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
  • Chapter 5 American Indians and Alaska Natives in the book titled Handbook of Rural Aging
    The book is a reference source for merging demographic, economic, social, cultural, health, environmental, and political perspectives. Chapter 5 specifically examines these issues with American Indians and Alaska Natives.
    Project: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Author(s): Adamsen, C.
    Date: March 2021
    Type: Other
  • CEO Turnover in Rural Hospitals
    National Rural Health Association Fellows Program published a policy paper on Rural Hospital CEO Turnover. The article interviews one of the authors, Matt Shahan, for a more in-depth look.
    Author(s): Pierce, J.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: February 2021
    Type: Article
  • Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs Among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Communities: A Call to Action to Improve Cultural Relevance and Accessibility
    The report shared information about evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs within American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities.
    Project: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Author(s): Adamsen, C., Bendixen, B., Woodrich-Fernando, M., Goins, T., Joe, J.
    Date: February 2021
    Type: Report
  • Perspectives from Older Americans Act Title VI Directors and Staff on Health Promotion Programs in Indigenous Communities
    This one-page report shares results from a survey of Title VI program staff. The survey addressed various factors such as needs for health and well-being of elders, top program interests, valuable partnerships, and more.
    Project: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Author(s): Adamsen, C., Bendixen, B., Woodrich-Fernando, M., Goins, T., Joe, J.
    Date: February 2021
    Type: Report
  • Successful Strategies & Lessons Learned from Implementing Evidence-Based Programs in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Communities
    This report highlights successful strategies and lessons learned for enhancing program planning and delivery in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities.
    Project: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Author(s): Adamsen, C., Bendixen, B., Woodrich-Fernando, M., Goins, T., Joe, J.
    Date: February 2021
    Type: Report
  • The Voices of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders: Recommendations for Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs
    This one-page report focuses on what Elder American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian shared from their perspectives on aging, health, and what community-based programs can do to support them.
    Project: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Author(s): Adamsen, C., Bendixen, B., Woodrich-Fernando, M., Goins, T., Joe, J.
    Date: February 2021
    Type: Report
  • 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
  • The Role of Rural and Urban Geography and Gender in Community Stigma Around Mental Illness
    This article describes the role of gender and rural-urban living in perceptions about mental illness in North Dakota. Results are based off of a survey conducted in the fall of 2018; the survey was completed by 749 North Dakota residents.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Tan, C.M., Urlacher, B., Heitkamp, T.
    Publication: Health Education & Behavior
    Date: November 2020
    Type: Journal Article
  • Your First Stop for Rural Health Information
    Rural Health Information Hub receives a new five-year grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration to continue to operate as a national clearinghouse on rural health issues.
    Project: Rural Health Information Hub
    Author(s): Pierce, J.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: November 2020
    Type: Article
  • Gray's Travel Challenges Reap Rewards, Especially During COVID-19
    Jacque Gray, PhD, of the Center for Rural Health has had more than her share of travel woes, but she finds the face-to-face work she does pays big dividends.
    Project: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
    Author(s): Haugen, B.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: October 2020
    Type: 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
  • North Dakota Public Health Technical Assistance Survey
    This report shares the results of a survey sent to all 28 North Dakota Local Public Health Units administrators, regarding technical assistance.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Nissen, K.
    Date: September 2020
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Public Health Unit Response to COVID-19
    This fact sheet shares the results of a survey sent to all 28 North Dakota local public health unit (LPHU) administrators, asked to indicate what role their LPHU had in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Nissen, K.
    Date: September 2020
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • 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
  • CRH Continues Its Mission During COVID-19
    Center for Rural Health (CRH) staff help rural communities, healthcare facilities, and others navigate through COVID-19.
    Projects: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative, National Resource Center on Native American Aging, North Dakota Brain Injury Network, Primary Care Office, Project ECHO, Rural Health Information Hub, Rural Health Research Gateway, Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program
    Author(s): Haugen, B.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: July 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
  • Farm Stress: Facts, Impact of COVID-19, and Resource and Training Needs of Mental Health Care Providers
    This brief shares feedback and data about farm stress, mental health implications, and COVID-19.
    Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Clark, B., Holiday, E., Breigenzer, A., Johnson, S.
    Date: June 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
  • The Big 4-0: From Its Humble Beginning, CRH Has Worked to Improve Health in Rural and Tribal Communities
    The Center for Rural Health celebrates 40 years of connecting resources and knowledge to strengthen the health of people in rural and tribal communities.
    Author(s): Haugen, B.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: March 2020
    Type: Article
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program, Year 14
    Describes wellness programs funded to rural North Dakota communities through the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program.
    Project: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program
    Author(s): Nissen, K., Larson, S.
    Date: March 2020
    Type: Report
  • 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
  • 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
  • Native Elder Abuse Innovation Awards: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative Innovation Grant
    This report shares information about the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative Innovation Grant, which tribes received funding, and information on each of the funded projects.
    Project: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
    Author(s): Gray, J., Warne, M.
    Date: December 2019
    Type: Report
  • All of Us Research Program Makes Stops in North Dakota
    In its efforts to enroll at least 1 million volunteers, the All of Us Research Program visited three communities in North Dakota this year, including Fargo, Grand Forks, and Williston.
    Author(s): Haugen, B.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: November 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
  • Wac'inyeya: Hope Among American Indian Youth
    This article looks at what gives American Indian youth hope. The project included 56 rural tribal youth in focus groups across a Northern Plains reservation.
    Author(s): Gray, J., Schrader, L., Isaacs, D., Smith, M., Bender, N.
    Publication: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 26(2), 151-171
    Date: September 2019
    Type: Journal Article
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program, Year 13
    Describes wellness programs funded to rural North Dakota communities through the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program.
    Project: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program
    Author(s): Nissen, K., Larson, S.
    Date: August 2019
    Type: Report
  • NICOA Solidifying Partnerships with Local Tribes, Programs
    National Indian Council on Aging executive director visits with Center for Rural Health staff and local tribes to learn firsthand about programs to help Native American elders.
    Author(s): Haugen, B.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: August 2019
    Type: Article
  • 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
  • NRCNAA: Supporting Those Who Stand in the Gap for Native Elders
    Native service providers say the National Resource Center on Native American Aging helps them secure resources, guides their interventions, and fosters collaboration.
    Project: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Author(s): Herting, A., Adamsen, C.
    Date: April 2019
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program, Year 12
    Describes wellness programs funded to rural North Dakota communities through the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program.
    Project: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program
    Author(s): Nissen, K.
    Date: April 2018
    Type: Report
  • 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
  • Brain Injury Survivor Helps Others
    Matt White is a brain injury survivor interning at the North Dakota Brain Injury Network. He's using his experience to help others dealing with similar situations.
    Author(s): Leier, M.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2017
    Type: Article
  • Emergency Medical Services Volunteer Wears Multiple Hats
    Christa Sommer received the North Dakota Safety Councils Outstanding Service Award. She's a state trooper and teaches emergency medical technician courses for the highway patrol and for her community of Washburn.
    Author(s): Leier, M.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2017
    Type: Article
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota "Official Sponsor of Recess" Rural Grant Program, Year 11
    Describes wellness programs funded to rural North Dakota communities through the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Rural Grant Program.
    Project: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program
    Author(s): Nissen, K., Reiten, J.
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Report
  • Giving Native Elders a Voice
    Sloan Henry co-hosted a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. It was a chance for Native elders to voice concerns to tribal leaders and the community.
    Author(s): Leier, M.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Article
  • 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.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: March 2017
    Type: Article
  • Combating Native Elder Abuse
    Dr. Jacque Gray will be working with Native American Tribes across the United States so help stop the cycle of elder abuse.
    Author(s): Trelstad, K.
    Date: January 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
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota "Official Sponsor of Recess" Rural Grant Program, Year 10
    Describes wellness programs funded to rural North Dakota communities through the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Rural Grant Program.
    Project: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program
    Author(s): Nissen, K., and Reiten, J.
    Date: February 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
  • Community Engagement Toolkit
    This toolkit is designed to assist groups and individuals throughout North Dakota in engaging their community to make a difference through a collaborative process.
    Author(s): Knauf, T.
    Date: March 2015
    Type: Resource
  • 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
  • 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.
    Project: Community Health Needs Assessment
    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
  • 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
  • Emerging Health Trends in North Dakota: Community Health Needs Assessments Aggregate Data Report
    Full report showing results of the Community Health Needs Assessments conducted by the Center for Rural Health for Critical Access Hospitals in North Dakota.
    Project: Community Health Needs Assessment
    Author(s): Becker, K.
    Date: September 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
  • North Dakota Critical Access Hospital and Flex Program: 2008 Survey Results
    Reports findings of a survey administered in February 2008 and compares data to that of 2005. Includes information on current operating status and network activity, anticipated changes over the next two years, and the prioritization of issues.
    Project: Flex
    Author(s): Miller, M.
    Date: July 2008
    Type: Report