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September 2018 Center for Rural Health Update

FOCUS on Rural Health

North Dakota Rural Health Innovation Tour
National and regional rural health leaders toured innovative rural and tribal health systems in North Dakota. What they learned will be shared with other rural health stakeholders throughout the U.S.


Dakota Conference Call for Presentations
Rural and public health professionals are encouraged to submit oral or poster presentation abstracts for the 2019 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health. Abstracts should utilize creative strategies that emphasize education and collaboration between rural and public health entities. Deadline to submit abstracts is October 19.

Support National Rural Health Day!
The Center for Rural Health invites you to join us in promoting rural health in North Dakota for National Rural Health Day on November 15! Please sign up by October 10.

Funding & Other Opportunities

Alan J. Allery Health Research Award
The American Indian Health Research Conference is accepting nominations for the Dr. Alan J. Allery Health Research Award. The award is presented to two American Indian students, one graduate and one undergraduate, who conduct research dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Native Americans.
Deadline: October 5

R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camp
Are you interested in hosting a Scrubs Camp in your community? CRH is now accepting grant applications for the 2018-2019 season. Scrubs Camps are a fun and interactive way to introduce healthcare professions to rural students in grades 5-12.

North Dakota Medical Facility Infrastructure Loan Fund
The Bank of North Dakota provides loans to North Dakota medical facilities for repair, replacement, or construction of new infrastructure that improves healthcare.
Deadline: September 21

Free Quality Payment Program Support Offered
This program offers technical assistance, education, best practices, tools, and resources to healthcare providers in small, underserved, and rural practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Nebraska to improve the quality of healthcare.

Rural Health Network Development Planning Funding Opportunity Announced
This Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) grant supports one year of planning with the primary goal of integrating rural healthcare systems and helping them create a foundation for their infrastructure to better align resources and strategies.

CRH Events

October 5 Free Training for North Dakota Community Dental Health Workers
The one-day oral health training is for individuals who work directly with populations that struggle to gain access to traditional dental teams. Registration is limited to the first 50 people.
Bismarck, North Dakota
October 9 North Dakota Brain Injury Network Holding a Free Education Event
This event will help participants understand the prevalence and the long-term impacts of brain injury and how it affects an individual's ability to access services. It also teaches participants about evidence-based treatment strategies to assist with executive function disorders.
Dickinson, North Dakota
October 20 16th Annual American Indian Health Research Conference
The daylong conference is an opportunity to learn about research happening within American Indian communities. It is also an opportunity for participants to network and partner with communities, tribal colleges, and researchers.
Grand Forks, North Dakota
November 15 National Rural Health Day
Make plans to celebrate the #powerofrural on November 15. It's a chance to highlight the unique healthcare challenges that rural residents face and showcase the efforts of those addressing these challenges.

Other Related Events


Linton Hospital and Affiliated Clinics Economic Impact
The hospital and clinics in Linton and Hazelton, North Dakota and Campbell County Clinic in Herreid, South Dakota contribute to the health and wellness of local residents as well as the overall economic strength of the communities.

Rural Health Opioid Program Funds Care Coordination Efforts for Recovery
This Rural Health Information Hub article features three rural communities that received FORHP grant funding for opioid treatment and recovery efforts. Learn how each community used care coordination to address a specific population's needs.

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 - Suicide in America: Frequently Asked Questions
September is national suicide prevention month. Suicide is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death in the U.S. This free fact sheet can help you, a friend, or a family member learn about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of suicide.