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August 2017 Center for Rural Health Update


Hoeven Announces Nearly $220,000 Grant for Center for Rural Health
North Dakota Senator John Hoeven announces a nearly $220,000 grant to support the Center for Rural Health’s Area Health Education Center Program.

North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN)
NDBIN receives an increase of $100,000 in state funding to continue efforts in raising awareness of brain injury prevention throughout North Dakota. NDBIN provides outreach and education, referral services, peer support, and more.

Melissa Wheeler and Amanda Young Recognized at American Psychological Association
Wheeler, a research specialist for the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative Innovation Program, received recognition in part for her research contributions and passion in helping mend the psychological and health disparities in Native populations. Young, a graduate assistant with the Seven Generations Center of Excellence Program, was selected for her advocacy in bringing awareness of missing and murdered, sex trafficked and raped Native American women.

Center for Rural Health Awarded Rural Health Research Gateway Grant
The Center for Rural Health continues as the grantee to lead the Rural Health Research Gateway website which is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Funding & Other Opportunities

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Oversampling Study
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health and Human Service Office of Minority Health are collecting data to help local, state, and federal health centers identify health disparities and implement public health strategies for American Indian and Alaskan Native populations. The CDC will conduct phone surveys in 11 states including North Dakota.

Clinical e-Companion
Primary care providers in underserved and rural areas can access helpful information including – drug information, patient education materials, free full-text journal articles, and more. Clinical eCompanion is funded by the National Library of Medicine.

Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids: An Online Training Series for Providers
This online training series helps you apply CDC’s recommendations in your clinical setting through interactive patient scenarios, videos, knowledge checks, tips, and resources.

Youth Needed for a Depression Study
National Institute of Mental Health is currently recruiting medically healthy teenagers ages 12 to 17, who meet the criteria for major depressive disorder, and are in treatment with a physician for this study.


September 26 Recovery Reinvented
Governor Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum together with state and national recovery experts discuss ways to "reinvent recovery" through innovative implementation in North Dakota.
Bismarck Event Center - Bismarck, North Dakota
September 27 - 29 2017 Behavioral Health Conference
Learn about the behavioral health issues in North Dakota and gain insight from local, regional, and national behavior health experts.
Bismarck Event Center - Bismarck, North Dakota
October 14 American Indian Health Research Conference
An opportunity for researchers, students, and community members to learn about health research with American Indian communities across the nation.
School of Medicine and Health Sciences - Grand Forks, North Dakota


Giving Native Elders a Voice
Sloan Henry, project coordinator for the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative helps to put on a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The event is an opportunity for Native elders to voice concerns to their community. Read more Focus on Rural Health stories.

2017 Scrubs Project Report
Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning Scrubs Camps and Scrubs Academy programs introduce multidisciplinary healthcare professions and encourage students to pursue a career in healthcare. The goal of the programs is to increase the healthcare workforce for rural and tribal communities in North Dakota.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – FREE Publications and Newsletter
NIMH offers free publications on a variety of mental health topics. Visit NIMH's Publications page to make your selections.

The Branch
The July/August 2017 issue of NOSORH’s monthly update.

RHIhub Videos - Rural Programs Making a Difference
RHIhub logo A video series highlighting programs featured in RHIhub's Rural Health Models and Innovations and the Rural Monitor newsletter. The videos tell stories about successful programs from across America that are important to rural health.

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