Stories from the Field: Rural Health Care in Action
Welcome to the NMU Center for Rural Health blog! Here’s what you will find here…
- Educational information on various issues in rural healthcare;
- Coverage of initiatives and events;
- Profiles of health care professionals, from the Upper Peninsula and beyond;
- Features on various NMUCRH collaborative partnerships;
- Updates on NMUCRH developments.
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U.P. Healthcare Feature: Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Roy Del Valle
Roy Del Valle is the District Manager for the Western, Central & Northern Division of Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS). MRS develops customized workforce solutions for businesses and individuals with disabilities.
Community Health Feature: Marquette County Senior Provider Network
The Marquette County Senior Provider Network is a collaborative group that meets monthly to identify and address unmet needs of the senior community. Started in 2009, group members meet with goals of sharing resources and decreasing duplication of services.
Community Health Profile: Dr. Michelle Seguin, Director of Community Health, Portage Health Foundation
With the well-being of her patients and community as her inspiration, Dr. Michelle Seguin is tackling food insecurity head on as Director of Community Health for the Portage Health Foundation.
Community Health Profile: Carrie Sevarns, Project Director, EUP-ORC
The Eastern Upper Peninsula Opioid Response Consortium (EUP-ORC) was born out of a need for community resources, from prevention to treatment and recovery services. The NMUCRH talked with EUP-ORC Project Director Carrie Sevarns about current and future initiatives for awareness, treatment, and prevention.
U.P. Provider Profile: Ashley Brintlinger DDS
Ashley Brintlinger DDS is a general dentist currently practicing at Peninsula Family Dentistry in her hometown of Negaunee, Michigan.
2022 Flu Competition Winner
This winter, Northern Michigan University Center for Rural Health brought Upper Peninsula universities together for the second annual Fight the Flu competition. Students, staff and faculty from
NMUCRH Graduate Assistant Rupiper Invited to AACSB Honor Society
Trevor Rupiper, Northern Michigan University MBA student and Center for Rural Health Project Assistant, recently received an invitation to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a global honor society for students graduating from business programs.
Health Care Profile: Dental Therapy
Dental Therapy is a relatively new field within the dental workforce, signed into law in Michigan in 2018 and approved for state licensure in 2021.
Closing the Gap: Strengthening the Direct Care Workforce in Michigan
Currently, there is a national shortage of in-home caregivers and direct care workers. In the state of Michigan, there are resources working towards eliminating this problem.
Partnerships and Collaborations
Lenny the Liver and Hepatitis C Awareness
NMU Professor Mark Shevy’s SP 320 New Media Literacy class planned a social media campaign promoting hepatitis C awareness with help of Katreena Hite, LLMSW.