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Working With Communities Publications

  • 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
  • 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.
    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
  • Participation in Cultural Traditions Promotes Happiness and Peacefulness Among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders
    This article examines the relationship between participation in cultural practices and emotional health among American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH) elders.
    Author(s): Herting, A., Adamsen, C.
    Date: September 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
  • 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
  • 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.
    Date: March 2017
    Type: Other
  • 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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Author(s): Miller, M.
    Date: July 2008
    Type: Report