January 2017 Center for Rural Health Update


North Dakota’s Biennial Health Issues Report
Faculty and staff within the Center for Rural Health, as well as others within the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, recently completed a full report and executive summary on North Dakota’s health issues.

In Memory of Our CRH Colleague
Ann Miller passed away on December 15, 2016. She started at the CRH in 2009 and worked as an administrative assistant for the National Resource Center on Native American Aging. To honor Ann’s memory, you are welcome to send memorials to Altru Cancer Center, Altru Hospice, the Minnesota Historical Society, or the charity of your choice.

Nominate Outstanding Rural Health Workers
The 2017 Outstanding Rural Health Awards Nominations is open. Seven awardees will be honored at the 2017 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health. We encourage you to nominate colleagues whom you believe deserving of this statewide recognition. Deadline for submission is noon Central on February 1.

Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration is Open for Dakota Conference
The deadline to register as an exhibitor or sponsor at the Dakota Conference is March 1. Information about exhibiting details and sponsor levels and benefits are online. Register online or by using the printable registration form. Please contact Kylie Nissen with any questions at kylie.nissen@med.und.edu.

Funding & Other Opportunities

Sign Up for Gateway Research Alerts
The Rural Health Research Gateway provides access to publications and projects funded through the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Alerts provide periodic updates when new publications become available.

National Institute of Mental Health – FREE publications
The National Institute of Mental Health has many free publications on various mental health topics. These publications can be ordered through the Center for Rural Health, free of charge to your organization. Visit NIMH's publications page to learn more, or contact Kristin Trelstad at the Center for Rural Health if you would like to order any publications.


January 31 – March 14, 2017 3RNet Recruiting for Retention Academy
Eight-part webinar series - Dates remaining: January 31, February 21, March 14
March 24 - 25, 2017 Mind Matters Conference
Registration is open


The Branch
The January 2017 issue of NOSORH’s monthly update.

NIMH Outreach Partners Updates
Newsletter that features new science and services news updates, resources, and funding information.

North Dakota Medicine Magazine
North Dakota Medicine is a quarterly publication from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Rural Roads
The Winter 2017 issue of the National Rural Health Association's quarterly magazine.

Mind Matters Conference
The annual Mind Matters conference highlights new research, trends, practice strategies, and collaborative models of care for brain injury survivors. The event attracts a multidisciplinary range of professionals due to the array of providers needed to successfully support individuals after a brain injury. Physicians, nurses, rehabilitation professionals, vocational specialists, educators, individuals with brain injury, and family members are invited to attend. The 2017 conference is March 24 and 25 in Bismarck. Keynote speakers this year are physician and author Cheryle Sullivan, and Paralympian Judy Siegle. You can register online or view the registration flyer. Exhibitors are also invited to attend the conference. Registration for exhibitors is available online. Deadline for exhibitor registration is February 26.