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December 2017 Center for Rural Health Update

FOCUS on Rural Health

The Prime of Their Lives
Health professionals and students gather for Primary Care Week at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences to network and to discuss the role of primary care in North Dakota's health delivery systems.


CRH Awarded Funding to Advance Palliative Care in Rural Communities
The Center for Rural Health (CRH) received $75,000 from Stratis Health for the 11-month Palliative Care North Dakota Statewide Project. The project aims to enhance local palliative care programs, frame services within emerging payment models, and explore how technology can improve the quality and efficiency of services.

RHIhub Celebrates 15 Years
The CRH's Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) is celebrating 15 years of service. RHIhub is a national information resource center funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Funding & Other Opportunities

BCBSND Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program
The CRH is pleased to announce the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) Caring Foundation has funding available for its rural health grant program to promote physical activity and wellness in rural communities.
Deadline: January 10, 2018

SHIP Application
The 2018-2019 North Dakota Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) annual request for proposals is now open to North Dakota critical access hospitals. Contact Angie Lockwood with questions at or (701) 777-5381.

R-COOL-Health Scrubs Academy Application
Scrubs Academy is a four-day/three-night camp held on the University of North Dakota campus. The academy is open to North Dakota students who have completed grades six through eight and are interested in healthcare professions.
Deadline: February 15, 2018

Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
The conference is an opportunity for healthcare professionals, educators, and students to network and share strategies for improving North Dakota healthcare. The 2018 conference is June 13-15 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

North Dakota Health Information Technology Loan Program
The North Dakota Health Information Technology Advisory Committee has low-interest loans available to help the state's healthcare entities build their health information technology infrastructure.
Deadline: January 15, 2018

2018 NOSORH Grant Writing Institute
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) conducts bi-monthly grant writing sessions with a rural health focus. The sessions are intended for novice grant writers pursuing skills to research and write winning proposals from a variety of agencies.
Deadline: January 3, 2018

CRH Events

January 18, 2018 Strategies to Combat Opioid Use in Rural Communities Webinar
This hour-long presentation examines a wide range of strategies that communities can use to battle the opioid problem.
1:00 pm Central
April 10‑11, 2018 2018 Mind Matters Conference
This conference will highlight innovative approaches and new systems of care for individuals living with brain injury.
Fargo, North Dakota
June 13‑15, 2018 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
This conference is an opportunity for North Dakota healthcare professionals, educators, and students to share strategies for building and sustaining healthy communities.
Grand Forks, North Dakota

Other Related Events


Native Aging Visions
The Winter 2017 issue from the National Resource Center on Native American Aging

The Rural Monitor: Rural Unintentional Injuries: They're Not Accidents - They're Preventable
Learn about the three leading causes of fatal rural and urban injuries and why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's public health experts say they are preventable.

Rugby Community Paramedic Program
The program brings medical care to patients transitioning back into their homes, including those with chronic conditions and hospice patients. Find more rural program examples on RHIhub’s Models and Innovations page.

NIMH – FREE Publications
It's the most wonderful time of the year, but not for everyone. You may think you have the "holiday blues," but if you are still feeling down after the holidays are done, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has information specifically geared toward SAD. It provides an overview of symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.

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

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