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April 2019 Center for Rural Health Update

FOCUS on Rural Health

A Life of Service
After working in developing countries for years and helping thousands of people, a North Dakota doctor returned to his home state to continue to be of service.

News

Gray Gives Training on Tribal Codes Related to Elder Abuse
Jacque Gray, PhD, of the Center for Rural Health provided training to Native American tribes interested in adding elder protection to their legal codes.

Healthcare Workforce Group Online
The Healthcare Workforce Group is responsible for reporting outcomes for University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences academic department and programs. Check out the group's new website.

Register Today for the 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. It will be held June 11-13 at the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center in Minot, North Dakota. Early bird registration and payment are due by May 10.

Funding & Other Opportunities

Mountain Plains MHTTC: Information and Resources Available Online
The Center for Rural Health is working in collaboration with the UND College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines and the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education to provide training, develop products, ensure access to evidence based resources, and provide technical assistance to individuals serving persons with mental health disorders in HHS Region 8, especially rural areas. To receive notification of new behavioral health resources, free trainings, or new products, join the Mountain Plains MHTTC listserv. This project is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration.

North Dakota Justice Opinion and Social Services Survey
This research study is a collaboration between the Criminal Justice and Social Work departments at UND. The goal of this survey is to obtain citizen opinions and identify needs for various important justice, health, and social services in North Dakota.
Deadline: May 31, 2019

CRH Events

April 29, 2019 Webinar on Diabetes
The Rural Health Research Gateway is hosting a webinar on “The Changing Burden of Diabetes in Rural and Urban America.”
11:00 am Central
June 11‑13, 2019 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.
Minot, North Dakota

Publications

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

Featured NIMH Publication - Early Warning Signs of Psychosis
Psychosis is an abnormal condition of the mind characterized by defective or lost contact with reality. This free publication offers information about specific symptoms and what to do to help a loved one who is showing signs of psychosis.