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May 2019 Center for Rural Health Update

FOCUS on Rural Health

Looking at Communities' Changing Needs
Community health needs assessments help assess the changing health needs of North Dakota communities.

News

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.

Gray Presents at Elder Abuse Conference
Jacque 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).

National Rural Health Association Features CRH Programs
Shawnda 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 magazine.

Gray 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

RCORP–MAT Funding Opportunity
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

Community 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

CRH Events

May 29, 2019 Unmasking Brain Injury
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 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
July 23‑24, 2019 Certified 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.
Other Related Events

Publications

New Rural Health Research Recaps
Two new Rural Health Recaps were recently released by the Rural Health Research Gateway. They include:

Article 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.

WRHS' 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.

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 - 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.