February 2017 Center for Rural Health Update


CRH Deputy Director Chosen for NRHA Committee
Brad Gibbens, Deputy Director and Assistant Professor, Center for Rural Health, has been chosen to serve on the Government Affairs Committee (GAC) of the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). The GAC works with the association’s government affairs staff to develop the association’s legislative and regulatory agenda. Brad is a long-serving member of the NRHA.

Call for Presentations: Rural Behavioral Health Practice Conference
The ninth annual Rural Behavioral Health Practice Conference will take place on October 6. Please consider presenting on topics of interest to rural behavioral health professionals as well as submitting posters on studies in any aspect of rural mental health. Submit a proposal online.

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.


February 21 – March 14 3RNet Recruiting for Retention Academy
Eight-part webinar series - Dates remaining: February 21, March 14
March 16 2017 Hypertension Summit
Registration is free and open
March 24 - 25 Mind Matters Conference
Registration is open


The Branch
The February 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.

North Dakota Community Apgar Project
The Community Apgar Project (CAP) is a research-validated questionnaire used to assist rural hospitals in North Dakota identify strengths and challenges related to recruiting Family Medicine Physicians. CAP is a train-the-trainer program which uses a validated research tool to gather data. It allows critical access hospitals to identify and prioritize factors important to recruiting and retaining physicians, specific to their hospital and provides data which can guide strategic planning and recruitment and retention efforts for critical access hospitals. The CAP was developed by the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho and Boise State University. The Center for Rural Health partners with Boise State University to bring this project to North Dakota.