August 2018 Center for Rural Health Update
FOCUS on Rural Health
North Dakota's Critical Access Hospitals are using telehealth and technology to connect and reconnect to
meet the needs of their rural patients.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Open for National Rural Health Day Community Stars
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
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.
Radiology Equipment Initiative
Charitable Trust funding opportunity is for Critical Access Hospitals and nonprofit clinics to
purchase new or replace old radiology equipment.
Deadline: October 1
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
Primary Care Week
This annual event highlights the importance of primary care and its impact on underserved
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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.
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.
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