Institute of
Rural Health

  • Our Mission - to improve the health of communities through research, education, and service.

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Institute of Rural Health

IRH Project Reports

Comparison of Intentional Deaths (Suicide) and Unintentional Motor Vehicle Traffic Deaths with and without Traumatic Brain Injury, 1999-2010

Resources for Community Suicide Prevention

Feasibility Study for Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Wellness Center

Idaho Suicide Prevention Plan 2011

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: Analysis of Options for Decision Making

Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit

Real Choices Project Final Report

2000-2003 Traumatic Brain Injury Planning Grant Final Report
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Health Services Systems Environmental Scan & Intervention

IRH Publications

Stamm, B.H. (2015). A Personal-Professional Experience of Losing My Home to Wildfire: Linking Personal Experience with the Professional Literature. Clinical Social Work Journal, Online First (Feb 2015), 1-10. doi:10.1007/s10615-015-0520-y.

Norman, S.B., Rosen, J., Himmerich, S., Myers, U.S., Davis, B., Browne, K.C., and Piland, N. (accepted, 2014). Student Veteran Perceptions of Facilitators and Barriers to Achieving Academic Goals. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development.

Bounthavong, M., Tran, J., Golshan, S., Piland, N.F., Morello, C., Blickensderfer, A., Best, J.(2014) Retrospective Cohort Study of Evaluating Exenatide Twice Daily and Long-acting Insulin Analogs in a Veterans Health Administration Population with Type 2 Diabetes, (In Press) Diabetes and Metabolism

Nimmo, A., & Huggard, P. (2013). A Systematic Review of the Measurement of Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, and Secondary Traumatic Stress in Physicians. Australian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies.

Hermanson, P., Berkshire, S., Learning, L., and Piland, N. (2013). Retail Health Clinics: Sustain or Close?, Journal of Management Policy and Practice, 14(6).

Piland, N. F., Kirkwood, A.D., Stamm, B.H. (2013). Estimating the Economic Cost of Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Idaho. Pocatello, ID: Institute of Rural Health, Idaho State University.

Stamm, B.H. (2012). Helping the Helpers: Compassion Satisfaction and Compassion Fatigue in Self-Care, Management, and Policy. In. A. D. Kirkwood & B. H. Stamm. Resources for Community Suicide Prevention. [CD] Meridian and Pocatello, ID: Idaho State University

Piland, N.F., Berger, L.R., & Naumann, R.M. (2010). Economic Costs of Motor Vehicle Crashes and Economic Benefits of Prevention for the San Carlos Apache Tribe. IHS Primary Care Provider, 35(12): 272-277.

O’Farrell, D. & Aubrey, D.L. (2010, December). Rural Responses to H1N1: A Flexible Model for Community Collaboration. Rural Society, 20(1), 76-84.

Freudenthal, J.J., Boyd, L.D., & Tivis, R. (2010, September). Assessing Change in Health Professions Volunteers’ Perceptions after Participating in Special Olympics Healthy Athlete Events, Journal of Dental Education, 74(9): 970-979.

Phillipp, A., Stokes, C.D., Tivis, R., Gans, D., & Piland, N. (2009, September/October). Are Medical Offices Prepared for the Next Disaster? Journal of Medical Practice Management, 25(2): 97-99. PMID: 19911544.

Stamm, B.H. (2009). The Concise ProQOL Manual. Pocatello, ID:

Stamm, B.H. (2009). The ProQOL Instructor’s Workbook. Pocatello, ID: