October 2018 Center for Rural Health Update
FOCUS on Rural Health
Stages “Skittle Skool” to Help Tackle Big Issues Facing Youth
Community agencies and services in Stanley, North Dakota, came together to address the opioid crisis with
area high school students. Presenters addressed the youth through creative and interactive activities and
for Rural Health (CRH) Associate Director Receives Award
Gray, PhD, recently received the Dr. Duane Mackey "Waktaya Naji" Lecture/Award at the Great Plains
Behavioral Health Conference in Rapid City, South Dakota. The award recognizes individuals who, in their
addiction study career, have made significant contributions in education, research, mentoring, and services
among American Indian and/or Alaska Native peoples.
Research Assistant Professor Appointed to National Board
Schroeder, PhD, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Editorial Board of the Journal of
Rural Health (JRH) starting January 1, 2019. The JRH is the scholarly journal published quarterly by the
National Rural Health Association. The JRH advances professional practice, research, theory development, and
public policy related to rural health.
Funding & Other Opportunities
Conference on Rural and Public Health
Rural and public health professionals are encouraged to submit abstracts for the 2019 Dakota Conference.
Deadline: October 19
North Dakota Flex RFP Released
The North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program annual request for proposals is now open to all
North Dakota Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). The three areas of focus of this initiative include CAH
comprehensive revenue cycle management analysis, CAH chart audit activities, and collaborative population
Deadline: November 1
Dakota Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) Application
The 2019-2020 North Dakota SHIP annual RFP is now open to North Dakota CAHs. The purpose of SHIP is to help
small rural hospitals of less than 50 beds implement quality and operational improvement efforts.
Deadline: November 13
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.
Deadline: November 30
Rural Health Day Photo and Video Contests
To celebrate National
Rural Health Day, CRH and North Dakota Rural Health Association are holding the following
Contest - Use your creativity to show us what rural health means to you. Prizes
will be awarded for both adult and youth. Open to all ages.
Video Challenge - The video will depict what the "Power of Rural" means to them. A
$250 prize will be awarded to the winning team. Open to middle, junior, and high school students.
Up for Gateway Research Alerts
The Rural Health Research Gateway provides access to publications and projects funded through the FORHP.
Alerts provide periodic updates when new publications become available. You can also follow Gateway on Facebook
Annual American Indian Health Research Conference
This free conference will focus on research about cancer among American Indians. It is also an
opportunity for participants to network and partner with communities, tribal colleges, and
Grand Forks, North Dakota
on Benefits of Gateway for State Offices of Rural Health & Rural Community
The Rural Health Research Gateway is hosting a free webinar presented by Dr. Shawnda Schroeder.
Schroeder will highlight the key benefits of Gateway, how to use the resources available, and why
rural health research is important for rural community and healthcare facility planning.
2:30 pm Central
|October 29 - November 3
Primary Care Week
This is an annual event highlighting the importance primary care has on underserved populations. The
University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences is hosting a healthcare career
fair, educational sessions, and networking opportunities during the week.
on Rural Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions: 2005-2016
The Rural Health Research Gateway is hosting a free webinar presented by Dunc Williams Jr. and Dr.
George Pink. They will discuss one of their recent studies describing the number and geographic
distribution of 380 rural hospital mergers.
12:30 pm Central
Spectrum Opioid Seminar for Medical Providers and Students
This seminar will address current concepts in the assessment, treatment, and prevention of opioid
addiction, including current guidelines for medication-assisted treatments, local and state resource
sharing options, and ECHO
as a cost-effective option in rural areas.
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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.
Training Initiative Teaches Rural Laypeople How to "Stop the Bleed"
This Rural Monitor article features the "Stop the Bleed" trauma training initiative taught to North Dakota
residents. The program teaches ordinary citizens how to pack wounds and apply tourniquets in order to
improve survival rates until medical attention arrives.
Staff Research on AI/AN/NH Dental Issues Published
The Journal of Aging and Health published the results of a study on American Indian/Alaska Native/Native
Hawaiian dental care utilization and service needs. The study was conducted by Shawnda
Schroeder, PhD, Collette
Adamsen, PhD, and Cole
Ward, all of the CRH.
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 - Generalized Anxiety Disorder: When Worry Gets Out of Control
Occasional anxiety in your life is normal, but people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) feel extremely
worried and nervous and find it difficult to control their anxiety and stay focused on daily tasks. Learn
what causes GAD, what it is like to have GAD, and how it can be treated.