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August 2018 Center for Rural Health Update

FOCUS on Rural Health

Connect and Engage
North Dakota's Critical Access Hospitals are using telehealth and technology to connect and reconnect to meet the needs of their rural patients.


Rural Health Research Gateway Celebrates 30 Years of Research
The Rural Health Research Gateway, at the Center for Rural Health, and the Rural Health Research Centers invite you to use or follow the Twitter hashtag #30YearsOfRuralResearch to see how research, logos, and data visualization have changed in the last 30 years.

Finding All the Pieces: Becoming an RHIhub Power User
This short video introduces you to helpful tools and features for finding rural health information on the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub). You will learn about custom alerts for new information, successful rural programs, and much more. RHIhub has a series of other videos to help you effectively navigate its website too.

Suicide Follow-Up Program Featured in RHIhub Models and Innovations
The Suicide Follow-Up Program in North Dakota provides phone calls and cards to those who have called suicide helplines or were referred by healthcare providers.

Funding & Other Opportunities

North Dakota Federal State Loan Repayment Program
The North Dakota Department of Health offers loan repayment assistance to health professionals who agree to practice in a health professional shortage area of North Dakota.

Nominations Open for National Rural Health Day Community Stars
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health is seeking nominations for "Community Stars," a collection of touching and impactful stories that embody the real "power of rural." Nominate someone who is making a difference in rural health, and help us celebrate the #powerofrural.
Deadline: August 24

North Dakota PACE Program
The Bank of North Dakota provides loan interest buy downs to assist in the financing of facilities in North Dakota, including Critical Access Hospitals, medical facility expansion, and improvement projects.

Rural Radiology Equipment Initiative
This Helmsley Charitable Trust funding opportunity is for Critical Access Hospitals and nonprofit clinics to purchase new or replace old radiology equipment.
Deadline: October 1

CRH Events

October 20 American Indian Health Research Conference
This daylong conference is an opportunity to learn about research in American Indian communities and to network with other American Indian researchers. Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW, is the keynote speaker. Haring is an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians, and he is devoted to Native American health research.
October 29 - November 2 National Primary Care Week
This annual event highlights the importance of primary care and its impact on underserved populations.

Other Related Events


Accuracy of Death Certificates Featured in RHIhub Rural Monitor Article
This article examines how this vital statistic document can impact rural healthcare, rural healthcare policy, and public health interventions.

National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Partners Updates
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) newsletter features new science and services news updates, resources, and funding information.

Featured NIMH Publication - Depression and College Students
College is an exciting time for students, but it can also be very challenging. Depression is the most common health problem for college students. This free publication answers students' frequently asked questions about depression.