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Rural Realizations

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Tales from Tioga and Fort Totten about how rural experiences changed the minds of some UND medical students. Medical students are assigned many rotations, or other clinical experiences, throughout their four years of medical school. For those in their first two years, opportunities for short shadowing experiences are available for a glimpse at a community […]

Value-based care: Better healthcare means better outcomes

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The North Dakota Rural Health Value group examines the intricacies of moving from volume-based to value-based care at Critical Access Hospitals. What does the future of healthcare look like? To a group in North Dakota, the future means three things: “better patient care, improved community health, and lower healthcare costs” – otherwise known as the […]

Added training = added value

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Rural providers look to professional development opportunities to help employees, health facilities, and entire communities. When Corey Ulmer first began working at Ashley Medical Center in 2019, he had high hopes for the future. Although he initially took a position as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Ulmer was ambitious to move quickly up the ranks. “I […]

Helping Indigenous elderly plan for the future

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A new advance care plan plays a role in sharing end-of-life wishes for Indigenous people It always is hard to think about the end of life. For Indigenous communities especially, such discussions are not always in line with culture and tradition. This mismatch can leave questions if an Elder, for example, is incapacitated or suffers […]

Building a better community

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Addressing Rural Wellness through the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural communities are notorious in the healthcare sector for the catchphrase “older, sicker, and poorer.” And it’s often true: residents in these areas do face increased barriers to care and limited options for providers, generally creating poorer health outcomes. Social isolation […]

Learning to lead

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UND Master of Public Health alumnus Matthew Campion takes on a leadership role for a Critical Access Hospital in South Dakota Matt Campion didn’t plan on being a healthcare leader at a hospital in rural Miller, S.D. In fact, he didn’t contemplate going into healthcare leadership at all until late in his college career. Yet, […]

Helping clinics plan for the future

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A new federal grant helps provide support and resources for the newly established North Dakota Rural Health Clinic Network. Tina Schwartz, clinic manager for Northwood Deaconess Health Center, understands the value of collaboration. This is why she jumped at the chance to join the North Dakota Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Network, which will help her […]

Primary Care Week to be held Oct. 10-14 at SMHS

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It’s back! The American Medical Student Association (AMSA)-sponsored Primary Care Week 2022 will be celebrated at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) from Oct. 10-14. Join several SMHS departments, the UND Center for Rural Health, and a variety of area providers as they talk primary care in a rural setting. See the […]

North Dakota Rural Health Clinic Network receives 100k HRSA grant

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Additional training and resources will be coming to assist the 55 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) throughout North Dakota over the next year. The North Dakota Rural Health Clinic Network has received a Rural Health Network Development Planning Program grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to assist the Network in providing support for the rural […]

Eight North Dakota hospitals named among top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

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Eight Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in North Dakota have been named to the Top 100 CAHs for 2022, according to the Chartis Center for Rural Health. Top 100 hospitals are top performers, excelling in financial efficiency, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction, and operating at a lower cost than their peers across […]

Jessica Rosencrans

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Jessica Rosencrans is a communication specialist with the UND Center for Rural Health. Jessica’s responsibilities include writing and editing press releases, news items, reports, and other communication pieces, assisting with social media outreach, and coordinating the online monthly newsletter. She will also work closely with the Rural Health Research Gateway. Before joining CRH, Jessica was […]

Rural Health Interest Group to host inside look at emergency medicine on Dec. 7

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The Rural Health Interest Group (RHIG) is hosting a hybrid event designed to give medical and health sciences students an inside peek at the world of emergency medicine on Tuesday, Dec. 7. UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences alumni Dr. Brian Skow, currently with Avera eCARE, will discuss emergency medicine with the RHIG from […]

North Dakota Rural Health Clinic Network launches statewide

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A new network for certified Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) throughout the state of North Dakota has been developed through the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. The North Dakota Rural Health Clinic Network will make a difference for healthcare in the state by bridging knowledge and […]

UND to host Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at National Rural Health Journalism Workshop

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The University of North Dakota (UND) will be the host for the Association of Health Care Journalist’s virtual Rural Health Journalism Workshop, June 21-23. This workshop is sponsored by the UND Leaders in Action Rural Health and Communities Grand Challenge. The event’s featured speaker is U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, head of the U.S Department of Agriculture. “A […]