May 2019 Center for Rural Health Update
FOCUS on Rural Health
at Communities' Changing Needs
Community health needs assessments help assess the changing health needs of North Dakota communities.
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.
Presents at Elder Abuse Conference
Gray presented at the Eighth Annual Taking a Stand Against Elder Abuse Conference sponsored by the
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in Fort Hall, Idaho, in May. Gray is a research professor for the Department of
Population Health and an associate director of the Center for Rural Health (CRH).
Rural Health Association Features CRH Programs
Schroeder, a research assistant professor for the CRH and principal investigator for the Rural
Health Research Gateway, and Kristine
Sande, associate director of the CRH and program director of Rural Health Information Hub, discussed
their programs in the April 16 edition of the National Rural Health Association’s Rural Horizons
Writes Chapter on Multicultural Feminist Therapy
Jacque Gray wrote a chapter in the recently released book Multicultural Feminist Therapy: Helping
Adolescent Girls of Color to Thrive.
Funding & Other Opportunities
A new funding opportunity was announced by the Health Resources and Services Administration for Rural
Communities Opioid Response Program - Medication-Assisted Treatment Expansion.
Deadline: June 10, 2019
Outreach/Education Grants Available
Grants from the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health are available for community-based nonprofit
groups that are working to prevent agricultural injury and illnesses through training and educational
campaigns. Priority will be given to projects that address mental health; sleep deprivation; safe transport
and handling of commodities; and slips, trips, and fall prevention.
Deadline: July 1, 2019
|May 29, 2019
Brain injury survivors are invited to create personalized masks to represent their experiences and
journeys. View more Unmasking
events across the state.
Fargo, North Dakota
|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
|July 23‑24, 2019
Brain Injury Specialist Training
The North Dakota Brain Injury Network is bringing free Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)
training to North Dakota. CBIS is the only voluntary certification for brain injury and is seen as
the gold standard nationwide.
Rural Health Research Recaps
Two new Rural Health Recaps were recently released by the Rural Health Research Gateway. They include:
Looks at Reducing Cancer Among Native Populations
The Rural Monitor features a story on models for research, prevention, and treatment in an effort to reduce
cancer among Native populations.
Economic Impact on the Hettinger Area
This flyer shows the economic impact West River Health Services (WRHS) in Hettinger, North Dakota, has on
Adams County and the surrounding communities. Along with providing comprehensive healthcare, WRHS also
contributes to the area’s overall economic strength.
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 - Chronic Illness & Mental Health
Temporary feelings of sadness are to be expected when you’re dealing with chronic pain, a cancer diagnosis,
or another chronic illness, but if these feelings last longer than a couple of weeks and hamper your ability
to enjoy your friends, family, and daily life, you may have depression. Learn about the symptoms of
depression and what to do about it.