April 2019 Center for Rural Health Update
FOCUS on Rural Health
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.
Gives Training on Tribal Codes Related to Elder Abuse
Gray, PhD, of the Center for Rural Health provided training to Native American tribes interested in
adding elder protection to their legal codes.
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
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
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.
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
|April 29, 2019
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
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
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.
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.