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June 2017 Center for Rural Health Update


eEmergency is Changing ER Care and Saving Lives in Rural America
Telemedicine is changing how the healthcare industry is providing care to its patients around the country. In rural America, it may be the key tool between life and death. This article appeared in Mediaplanet USA’s Future of Health Care campaign.

CRH Faculty Published in Academic Journal
Ralph Renger, PhD, co-wrote an article in the Evaluation Journal of Australasia. This article shares information used to evaluate system cascading failures. Failures occur when a problem is passed from a subsystem to a downstream subsystem creating a domino effect, essentially passing the problem on.

Rural Health Research Gateway to Host Webinar
The Rural Health Research Gateway will host a webinar on July 18 at noon Central. Eric Larson, Davis Patterson, and Holly Andrilla of the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center will discuss new research pertaining to behavioral health workforce supply at the census division level.

Marv Leier Joins CRH
Marv Leier recently joined the Center as the Communications Manager. He recently worked at the University of North Dakota Television Center as the Creative Services Director.

Three North Dakota CAHs Honored
Carrington Health Center, St. Luke’s Medical Center in Crosby, and West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger were selected by the National Rural Health Association as 2017 Top Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). They will be honored at the CAH Conference in September in Kansas City, Missouri.

Funding & Other Opportunities

Health IT Loans Available
The State of North Dakota Administration and Legislature is providing funding with low-interest loans to healthcare entities to build their health information technology (HIT) infrastructure. Applications are due before 5:00 pm Central on July 31.

Loan Repayments Recruit and Retain Medical Providers for North Dakota
The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and the North Dakota Center for Rural Health have partnered to provide services for workforce development and availability to improve primary care service delivery in the state.

NIEJI Innovation Grant
The Native Elder Abuse Innovation Awards 2017 Request for Proposal was announced on May 1. These awards will allow tribes to carry out activities that will prevent, identify, and/or address elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation in their communities. NIEJI Innovation plans to award between 8-12 awards, up to $20,000 for each.

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 Jacque Gray at the Center for Rural Health if you would like to order any publications.


Focus on Rural Health
Center for Rural Health blog which features stories about rural health leaders and people working in rural North Dakota's healthcare organizations.

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

CAH Quality Newsletter
The May 2017 newsletter from CAH Quality Network.

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

North Dakota Medicine Magazine
The Summer 2017 issue of the quarterly publication from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

R-COOL-Health Scrubs Academy
Earlier this month, more than 50 students participated in the Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Academy. The Scrubs Academy is a four day/three night camp held on the University of North Dakota Campus, and is open to any North Dakota middle school student. The Academy teaches with hands-on activities that introduce students to healthcare professions in a fun and interactive way.

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