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Network Spotlight: North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Quality Network
Describes the North Dakota Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Quality Network through an interview with Senior Project Coordinator, Jody Ward, and Associate Director, Lynette Dickson, from the University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences' Center for Rural Health. The North Dakota CAH Quality Network serves as a voluntary platform for facilitating best practices and quality improvement initiatives across all of North Dakota's 36 CAHs. The conversation focuses on the North Dakota CAH Quality Network's characteristics, key learnings, accomplishments, and challenges.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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North Dakota Frontier Counties
Map of North Dakota identifying the counties designated as Frontier based on 2015 population estimates.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUAs/MUPs)
County-level map of North Dakota showing designated medically underserved areas (MUAs) and designated medically underserved populations (MUPs).
Date: 04/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota Health Professional Shortage Areas, Rural Hospitals, Clinics, CHCs, and RHCs
Map of North Dakota, with county lines shown, identifying designated geographic health professional shortage areas (HPSAs), low-income HPSAs, designated facility HPSAs, and corresponding HPSA scores. Also identifies the locations of rural hospitals, clinics, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), community health centers (CHCs), and other healthcare facilities.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map of North Dakota displaying designated primary care health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) and facilities.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map of North Dakota showing the locations of designated mental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) and designated mental health facilities.
Additional links: North Dakota Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas with Scores
Date: 04/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map displaying North Dakota's designated dental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) and dental HPSA facilities.
Additional links: North Dakota Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas with Scores
Date: 04/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Fourth Biennial Report: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota, 2017
Provides a comprehensive review of the healthcare workforce in urban and rural North Dakota using demographic and census data, and the results from workforce surveys across the state. Discusses the shortages and development of physician and non-physician providers including oral and mental health. Addresses health status and healthcare quality in the state, and makes recommendations for future healthcare planning.
Author(s): David Molmen, Joshua Wynne, Maggie D. Anderson, et al.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
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The Importance of Community in Rural Health
A slide presentation discussing rural health concerns and how to develop a healthier rural community, with a focus on North Dakota. Offers suggestions to support community engagement.
Author(s): Brad Gibbens
Date: 12/2016
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in North Dakota
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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North Dakota Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, 2016
Map of North Dakota with counties delineated displaying the location of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and Referral Centers.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Exploring Transit’s Contribution to Livability in Rural Communities: Case Study of Valley City, ND, and Dickinson, ND
Examines the connection between transit and rural livability by conducting surveys and interviews in 2 rural North Dakota communities: Valley City and Dickinson. Criteria for the survey included rider diversity, trip purpose, transit utilization, transit patronage, service variety, and ease of outreach. Discussion covers several factors of livability including access to quality healthcare.
Author(s): Ranjit Godavarthy, Jeremy Mattson
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
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Telemedicine Penetration and Consultation Among Rural Trauma Patients in Critical Access Hospital Emergency Departments in North Dakota
Discusses the use of telemedicine in rural Critical Access Hospital emergency departments in North Dakota and how the availability of those services changed outcomes for trauma patients. Includes data and statistics regarding use.
Author(s): Nicholas M. Mohr, Karisa K. Harland, Elizabeth Chrischilles, et al.
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Telehealth Research Center
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Oral Health Care Service in North Dakota Community Health Care Centers
Presents an overview of the federally funded Community Health Center (CHC) program in North Dakota that includes their locations within the state, services provided, sources of revenue, and patient demographics. Particular attention is given to the oral health services provided by CHCs, and a cost comparison between oral health services and medical services.
Author(s): Jun Lee, Shawnda Schroeder,
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Social Factors Affecting Pediatric Oral Health in North Dakota
Presents the findings of surveys given to North Dakota children and youth in grade school through high school to determine their knowledge of, and resources to practice, good oral hygiene. Results were tabulated by race and demonstrated disparities exist in the frequency of brushing, the consumption of sugary beverages, and access to oral healthcare supplies.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Dentists Providing Oral Health Care to Long Term Care Residents: Survey Chartbook & Four North Dakota Case Studies
Reports on a survey conducted to assess oral health services among long-term care (LTC) facilities in North Dakota, and provides an analysis of four rural case studies. Information gathered from survey includes their oral health policies and care practices, and an assessment of dental providers’ views on geriatric oral health.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder, Patrick Bright
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Oral Health Care in North Dakota Long Term Care Facilities
Provides an overview with data of the culture of oral health in long-term care (LTC) facilities in North Dakota. Compares rural and urban variation in oral health policies regarding services and the training of staff. Includes recommendations to encourage LTC facilities to strengthen relationships with oral health providers, and improve access to oral health for their residents.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Dental Workforce in Rural and Urban North Dakota
Demonstrates the issues surrounding access to and utilization of oral healthcare in rural and urban North Dakota with a focus on dental workforce.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Oral Health Services and Barriers to Care in North Dakota Long Term Care Facilities: Chartbook
Presents the findings of a survey sent to long term care (LTC) facility staff working in rural and urban North Dakota LTC facilities to identify current oral health practices, and any barriers regarding the provision of oral healthcare to LTC facility residents.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder, Patrick Bright
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Assessment of Pharmacists’ Delivery of Public Health Services in Rural and Urban Areas in Iowa and North Dakota
Assesses Iowa and North Dakota pharmacists' involvement in providing essential public health services, and discusses opportunities for pharmacists to alleviate rural workforce shortages. Compares pharmacists' involvement with public health service delivery based on rural/urban practice setting.
Author(s): David M. Scott, Mark Strand, Teri Undem, et al.
Location: Pharmacy Practice, 14(4)
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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Travel Distance Study for Rural/Competitive Bid Area/Neither Rural nor CBA Census Tracts to Hospitals and Home Medical Equipment Suppliers: Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Measures rural populations' proximity to hospitals and home medical equipment (HME) suppliers in Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin in comparison with their urban counterparts.
Date: 12/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Northern Iowa Geoinformatics Training, Research, Education, and Extension (GeoTREE) Center
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Developing a Method for Assessing National Demand-Response Transit Level of Service
Results of a study based on survey data from 65 agencies in North Dakota and Florida, to determine appropriate levels of transportation coverage for older adults and people with disabilities in urban and rural areas in the U.S. Includes a mobility needs index identifying areas with the greatest need for services. Also, provides county-level maps of North Dakota and Florida displaying statistics showing existing level of service, frequency and type of service, and minimum advance reservation time. Provides a framework for identifying communities where improvements in service are needed.
Author(s): Ranjit Godavarthy, Jeremy Mattson, Patrick Nichols, Del Peterson, Jill Hough
Date: 10/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
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Cankdeska Cikana Community College Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program - Overview and Preliminary Outcomes
Provides an overview of the Next Steps program, funded by a Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grant, a statewide North Dakota program that provides scholarships, training opportunities, and supportive services for American Indian students pursing a range of healthcare professions. Includes a brief description of the program and preliminary program results.
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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An Interview with Darrold Bertsch
A healthcare administrator who serves as CEO of both a Critical Access Hospital and a Federally Qualified Health Center in rural North Dakota discusses how the two facilities work together to meet their region's healthcare needs.
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drug Consumption and Consequences in North Dakota: The North Dakota Epidemiological Profile
Reports on the effects of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use on the lives and families of North Dakotans and the economy of the state. Discusses the rural culture of substance abuse throughout.
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota Department of Human Services
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Availability of Primary Care Physicians in North Dakota
Describes with statistics the primary care physician population and their practice sites throughout North Dakota including urban, large rural, small rural, and isolated rural areas.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Mandi-Leigh Peterson, Abdimajid Ahmed
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Demographics of Primary Care Physicians in North Dakota
Analyzes the rural and urban location of family and general practice physicians, general pediatricians, and internal medicine physicians in North Dakota with demographic information in chart and map form.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Mandi Peterson, Abdimajid Ahmed
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Where did North Dakota Physicians Complete their Residency and Where Have North Dakota Residency Graduates Gone?
An analysis and comparison of North Dakota practicing physicians and where they completed their residency, and North Dakota residency graduates and where they are currently practicing.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Mandi Peterson, Abdimajid Ahmed
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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The North Dakota Rural Surgery Support Program: Providing Surgical Services to Communities in Need
Discusses the Rural Surgery Support Program (RSSP) developed by the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences to help sustain access to surgeons in rural communities through a contracted plan covering up to two-weeks of surgery services. Includes information on key components and advantages of the program such as lower cost than using locum tenens and added recruitment incentives for surgeons having guaranteed time off.
Author(s): Robert Sticca, Mary O. Aaland
Location: Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
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Demographics of Direct Patient Care Physicians in North Dakota
An analysis of direct patient care physicians by age, patient population, and rural/urban status in North Dakota using 2013 data from the American Medical Association physician master file.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Mandi-Leigh Peterson, Abdimajid Ahmed
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Type of Employment for Physicians in North Dakota
An analysis of practicing physicians by sex, age, rural/urban status, type of practice, and region in North Dakota using 2013 data from the American Medical Association physician master file.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Mandi-Leigh Peterson, Abdimajid Ahmed
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Adjacent Border Analysis for Direct Patient Care Physicians
Provides an analysis of direct patient care physicians practicing along the North Dakota border using 2011 data from the American Medical Association physician master file.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Mandi-Leigh Peterson, Abdimajid Ahmed
Date: 04/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Availability of Direct Patient Care Physicians in North Dakota
Provides an analysis of the availability of direct patient care physicians in North Dakota by rural/urban status, location of medical school and residency, gender and age using 2013 data from the American Medical Association physician master file.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Mandi-Leigh Peterson, Abdimajid Ahmed
Date: 04/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Turtle Mountain Community College Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program - Overview and Preliminary Outcomes
Provides an overview of Project CHOICE: Choosing Health Opportunities for Indian Career Enhancement, a Turtle Mountain Community College program funded by a Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grant. Includes a brief description of the health careers available to participating students, program structure and services, and preliminary results of the program.
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Building Primary Care from the Ground Up Training Rural Residents in Williston, ND
Provides a case study on Mercy Hospital Family Residency Program which includes a rural training track that emphasizes rural family medicine training in rural settings. Offers details on the partnership and success of the program.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association Section for Small or Rural Hospitals
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Using PhenX Toolkit Measures and Other Tools to Assess Urban/Rural Differences in Health Behaviors: Recruitment Methods and Outcomes
Describes the recruitment approaches used in a health behaviors study that sought participants from urban and rural locations in Minnesota and North Dakota. Reports on the response by gender for three separate recruitment mailings. Offers suggestions for cost-effective recruitment strategies to ensure an adequate number of participants.
Author(s): Michael M Hitz, Pat G Conway, Jeanette A Palcher, Catherine A McCarty
Location: BMC Research Notes, 7, 847
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
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Community Paramedic Pilot Study Recommendations
This policy brief presents recommendations regarding the implementation of a Community Paramedicine Program in North Dakota. Discusses the gaps in the ND healthcare delivery system, especially in rural areas.
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota Center for Nursing
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Challenges of Hepatitis C Treatment in Native Americans in Two North Dakota Medical Facilities
Describes the experiences of two medical facilities located in North Dakota when treating Hepatitis C virus among American Indians or Alaska Natives (AIANs).
Author(s): Sarah Hossain, Sajid Jalil, Dubert Guerrero, Abe Sahmoun
Location: Rural and Remote Health, 14, 2982
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
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North Dakota Oral Health Report: Needs and Proposed Models, 2014
Provides an overview of the oral health needs in the state and identifies potential models that could be used to address specific concerns.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder, Yvonne Jonk, Kristin Schuller, et al.
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camps and Scrubs Academy I & II
An overview of the North Dakota Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning (R-Cool-Health) Scrubs Camps and Scrubs Academy I & II programs that provide high school students an understanding of the wide range of healthcare career opportunities that may be available in their rural home towns.
Author(s): Kylie Nissen
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Collaboration, Not Competition to Improve Community Health
Darrold Bertsch, CEO of Sakakawea Medical Center and Coal Country Community Health Center, Hazen, N.D., discusses how a rural Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) can work in an integrated and collaborative setting to provide better service to their communities.
Author(s): Matthew Weinstock
Date: 03/2014
Type: Document
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North Dakota’s Significant Health Needs as Identified by Community Health Needs Assessments Aggregate Results for Rural Critical Access Hospitals
Summarizes and shows results of health needs identified by rural communities in North Dakota through focus groups and community surveys.
Author(s): Karen Becker
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota State Office of Rural Health
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Chronic Disease in North Dakota: A Status Report for 2014
A summary of chronic diseases in the state of North Dakota and programs, like the Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention Program (CCDPP), that are being used to prevent and treat them. Includes a discussion of a variety of ailments and risk factors such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer's, heart disease, and exposure to and use of tobacco products.
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota Department of Health
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North Dakota Area Health Education Centers
Map of North Dakota displaying the locations of the North Dakota Area Health Education Centers.
Date: 2014
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Characteristics of US and International Medical Graduates in Primary Care Physicians in North Dakota
Describes with statistics the U.S. medical graduates and international medical graduates (IMGs) practicing in rural and urban North Dakota. Identifies their country of origin, residency school location, primary care status by specialty, and their sex.
Author(s): Marilyn G. Klug, Gary Hart, Mandi-Leigh Peterson
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Case Studies of Regional Extension Centers Serving Rural Practices: Minnesota and North Dakota
Focuses on the HIT Regional Extension Center serving Minnesota and North Dakota and its experiences working with rural physician practices in the two states.
Author(s): Michelle Casey, Ira Moscovice, Alex McEllistrem-Evenson
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Emerging Health Trends in North Dakota: Community Health Needs Assessments Aggregate Data Report
Presents the results of the Community Health Needs Assessments conducted by the Center for Rural Health for Critical Access Hospitals in North Dakota.
Author(s): K. Becker
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Care Consultation Distances to Potential Caregivers: Weighted Population Estimates
Examines the population distributions in six North Dakota consultation areas served by care consultants at the Dementia Care Services Program (DCSP).
Author(s): Marilyn G Klug, Mandi-Leigh Peterson
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Chronic Disease Assessment Report for North Dakota
The results of a statewide health assessment that provides an overview of a state’s population characteristics, social and economic factors, and health outcomes.
Author(s): N. Massmann, B. Gibbens, M. Peterson, R. Quinn
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Adoption of Electronic Health Records in North Dakota
Discusses electronic medical records in North Dakota, meaningful use, adoption of EHRs, and challenges.
Author(s): Lynette Dickson
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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The Economic Pulse of North Dakota: A Health Care Impact Report
Discusses the contribution of hospitals and health systems to North Dakota’s economy. Surveys were distributed to administrators of community hospitals in North Dakota, excluding tribal, specialty, and state-run facilities. Mentions rural throughout.
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota Hospital Association
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Oral Health in North Dakota: Burden of Disease and Plan for the Future, 2012-2017
Provides an overview of issues related to oral health in North Dakota. Discusses the shortage of dental health professionals in rural areas, the large aging population of ND, and that 46% of dentists surveyed plan to retire within 15 years.
Author(s): Terry Dwelle, Kim Mertz, Kimberlie Yineman, Gregg Reed
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota Department of Health
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Environmental Scan of Health Information Technology (HIT) Adoption amongst North Dakota Health Care Entities
Assesses the level of adoption of electronic health records (EHR) and telehealth, and health information technology workforce in hospitals, independent rural clinics, community health centers, clinical laboratories, pharmacies, long term care, and local public health units and departments throughout North Dakota.
Author(s): Lynette Dickson, Kylie Nissen, Sheldon Wolf, Chad Peterson, Nancy Willis
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Report on Community Health Worker Programs
Presents examples of Community Health Worker programs in numerous states. Gathers information to assist in establishing a CHW program in North Dakota. Includes CHW programs in Minnesota, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Colorado, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Author(s): Lynette Dickson, Rachel M. Yahna
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Primary Care Workforce Project Report
Highlights a one-day rural symposium which featured focus groups on improving access to primary care services, raising awareness of efforts to recruit ND youth for primary care professions, and encouraging ND youth to remain in or return to the state after graduation.
Author(s): Joshua Wynne, Gary Hart, Lynette Dickson
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
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Residency Locations in North Dakota
Reports on family medicine and internal medicine residencies throughout North Dakota. Part of a series of fact sheets.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Marilyn Klug, Mandi Peterson
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Characteristics of US Medical Graduates and International Medical Graduates in North Dakota
Highlights U.S. medical graduates and IMGs in North Dakota including rural/urban status and specialty. Part of a series of fact sheets.
Author(s): Marilyn Klug, Gary Hart, Mandi-Leigh Peterson
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Demographics of International Medical Graduates in North Dakota
Highlights IMGs in North Dakota including rural/urban status and specialty. Part of a series of fact sheets.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Marilyn Klug, Mandi Peterson
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Non-Direct Patient Care Physicians in North Dakota
Discusses physicians in ND, who provide non-direct patient care such as faculty, researchers, and administrators. Part of a series of fact sheets.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Marilyn Klug, Mandi Peterson
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Projection of North Dakota Physicians: 2010-2040
Describes a projection of both the population of North Dakota and physicians in North Dakota. Includes projection models, graphs, and tables.
Author(s): Mandi-Leigh Peterson, Marilyn Klug, Gary Hart
Date: 04/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Critical Access Hospital Organizational Conditions
Reports on North Dakota CAHs including environmental conditions, organization and operational structure, and services. Part of a series of fact sheets on Critical Access Hospitals and the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program.
Author(s): Brad Gibbens, Marlene Miller
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota CAH Administrators’ Attitudes Toward Issues Facing Rural Hospitals
Discusses CAH administrators' attitudes regarding issues and problems facing rural hospitals. Part of a series of fact sheets on Critical Access Hospitals and the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program.
Author(s): Brad Gibbens, Marlene Miller
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Hospital Networks
Discusses hospital networks throughout ND. Part of a series of fact sheets on Critical Access Hospitals and the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program.
Author(s): Brad Gibbens, Marlene Miller
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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CAH Financial Conditions and Concerns
Summarizes the current financial status of North Dakota CAHs. Part of a series of fact sheets on Critical Access Hospitals and the N.D. Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program.
Author(s): Brad Gibbens, Marlene Miller
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota Rural Hospitals and Emergency Medical Services Collaboration
Results of a survey amongst North Dakota's 36 CAHs and their relationship with local EMS providers. Part of a series of fact sheets on Critical Access Hospitals and the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program.
Author(s): Marlene Miller, Brad Gibbens
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Resolana: Voice of the People
Presents a 28 minute documentary which identifies barriers to mental health and substance use health services in rural and tribal communities in North Dakota.
Author(s): Kate Gaston
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Mental Health America of North Dakota
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Assessing Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Assets and Capabilities for Recruiting and Retaining Physicians: The North Dakota CAH Community Apgar Program
Identifies opportunities for improvement in physician retention and recruitment in North Dakota’s CAH systems and to develop a better understanding of the community factors in this dynamic process.
Author(s): Ed Baker, David Schmitz, Sean Wasden, Lisa MacKenzie, Bradley Morris
Date: 12/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Boise State University
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A Crisis and Crossroad in Rural North Dakota Emergency Medical Services
Presents an assessment of challenges facing EMS in rural North Dakota. Serves as the final report for the Rural ND EMS Improvement Project.
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: North Dakota Department of Health, SafeTech Solutions
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North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Quality Network's Implementation and Use of the Healthcare SafetyZone Portal: 2011 Program Report, April 2010-March 2011
Describes the program’s purpose, the role of the CAH Quality Network in the implementation of the Portal and use of the data, and summarizes the project’s goals while highlighting the program’s year-end progress. Presents the output data derived from the thirteen CAHs participating in the Portal.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder, Jody Ward, Marlene Miller
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota Five-Year Needs Assessment (2011-2015) for the Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant Program
Discusses the Title V program which focuses on improving the health of mothers and children. Services include care coordination, transportation, home visiting, prenatal services, and nutrition counseling. Targets both urban and rural underserved areas. Discusses challenges including insufficient number of special health care providers in rural areas, geographic distance to obtain care, and the need to improve telehealth and distance health delivery.
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota Department of Health: Children's Special Health Services
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Prospects & Possibilities for North Dakota
Presents the results of surveys conducted in 36 community conversations in 28 communities across North Dakota. Discusses many rural issues including demographics, education, healthcare access and costs, oil boom, flooding, and population.
Date: 03/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bush Foundation
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Primary Issues Impacting Rural Health in North Dakota and Contributing Factors
Lists issues that impact rural health in North Dakota, including healthcare access, quality of care, HIT, health insurance, and workforce.
Author(s): Brad Gibbens
Date: 02/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota Rural Health Impact Statement for 2011
Presents a financial impact summary that addresses various rural health programs in North Dakota.
Author(s): Brad Gibbens
Date: 02/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Potential Impact of Health Reform on Rural North Dakota Health Workforce
Discusses factors influencing North Dakota's rural health workforce. Highlights research efforts conducted by the Center for Rural Health on rural health workforce.
Author(s): Brad Gibbens
Date: 01/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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An Introduction to Rural EMS Medical Direction in North Dakota
Addresses the challenges of medical direction for rural and frontier EMS agencies in ND. Discusses the role, obligations, and responsibilities of the rural physician. A product of the ND Rural EMS Improvement Project.
Author(s): Curtis Sandy
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota Department of Health
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How Good is Your Ambulance Service?: A Basic Quality Kit for Rural North Dakota Ambulance Services
Helps rural ambulance services identify and monitor key performance indicators. Includes a quality check list for new rural ambulance service programs. A product of the ND Rural EMS Improvement Project.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota Department of Health
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Volunteer Ambulance Service Sustainability: A Self-Assessment Tool
Assists volunteer ambulance services across the United States in recruiting and retaining volunteers. Includes self-assessment questions covering strengths, weaknesses, and long-term survivability. A product of the ND Rural EMS Improvement Project.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: North Dakota Department of Health, SafeTech Solutions
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The Rural Ambulance Service Leader's Survival Guide: Nine Questions Every Rural Ambulance Service Leader Should Ask
Assists rural ambulance service leaders in understanding the challenges facing rural EMS in North Dakota. A product of the ND Rural EMS Improvement Project.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: North Dakota Department of Health, SafeTech Solutions
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North Dakota County Classification
Map of North Dakota displaying counties by rural, semi-rural, and urban classification.
Date: 2011
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Quality Network Evaluation Executive Summary
Presents a summary of the North Dakota CAH Quality Network's evaluation, activities, and accomplishments from 2008-2010.
Author(s): Brad Gibbens
Date: 12/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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2010 Snapshot of North Dakota's Health Care Workforce
Provides a snapshot of North Dakota's current healthcare workforce. Includes information about future healthcare providers that are in high school, current health profession students, and information about the supply and demand of providers throughout the state.
Author(s): Patricia Moulton, Sheila Johnson, Terri Lang
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
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North Dakota Nursing Needs Study: Year Nine Facility Survey Results
Presents the results from the facility survey which was sent to all hospitals, long-term care facilities, regional public health facilities, clinics, and home health facilities in North Dakota.
Author(s): Sheila Johnson, Patricia Moulton
Date: 09/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
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North Dakota Flex Program and Critical Access Hospital State Rural Health Plan
Assesses and identifies pressing current conditions of rural health services and systems, focusing on Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). These conditions are workforce, access, finance, health information technology, community and economic development, quality, emergency medical and trauma services, networking, and system reform. Report also recommends strategic approaches to address these topics of concern.
Author(s): Marlene Miller, Brad Gibbens, Christine Lennon, Mary Wakefield
Date: 12/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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SUND (Substance Use in North Dakota)
An interactive tool providing North Dakota State specific data on alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, marijuana, and other drugs with options to sort by region, demographics, and by date.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
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Oral Health Programs in North Dakota
Results of a statewide collaboration of 50 individuals representing oral health services in North Dakota providing an overview of their oral health programs in the state, their governing agencies, and the populations they serve.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder, Nathan Fix
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota Rural EMS Improvement Project
Highlights the ND Rural EMS Improvement Project which took place in May 2010 - June 2011 and focused on the challenges of EMS in rural North Dakota. Presents resources on rural and volunteer ambulance service, rural EMS assessments, and the future of EMS in ND.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota Department of Health
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Find a CHC in the Dakotas
An interactive map which shows community health centers in both North Dakota and South Dakota. Includes specific programs for dental services, school-based, pharmacy, and healthcare for the homeless.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas
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North Dakota Health Centers Research & Data
Provides maps of FQHC locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, patient visits, costs of care, and use of electronic health information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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North Dakota Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Access to North Dakota data, interactive maps, and other information through a collaborative effort by North Dakota state agencies, local government, and private enterprise. Topics addressed include healthcare services and issues impacting to environmental health.
Type: Website
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ERS State Fact Sheet: North Dakota
Lists statistics on population, educational attainment, employment, income, farm characteristics, and farm financial indicators for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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North Dakota KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
Provides data on child well-being for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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North Dakota State Health Facts
Reports on the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation. Includes individual state profiles and 50-state comparisons.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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North Dakota QuickFacts
Basic demographic and economic statistics for the state, with links to county-level data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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North Dakota - Center for Rural Health Updates
Monthly e-newsletter from the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health featuring rural health news, funding opportunities, publications, resources, events, and staff news.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Last Updated: 10/11/2017