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July 2019 Center for Rural Health Update

FOCUS on Rural Health

People Make it Possible
Rural community in North Dakota hires a newly graduated physician assistant to help fill a need for health professionals at its medical center. Rural community members are a big part of a new recruit's decision to stay.


NDBIN Staff Shares Tips on Brain Injury Prevention
Carly Endres, outreach coordinator with the North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN), talked with children about brain injury prevention at the Progressive Agricultural Safety Day in Nelson County, North Dakota.

Adamsen and Ward Present on Needs Assessment at National Conference
Collette Adamsen and Cole Ward of the National Resource Center on Native American Aging at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) gave a presentation on identifying needs at the Age+Action Conference in Washington, D.C.

Quinn Shares Brain Injury Information at Educational Event
Rebecca Quinn, program director of the NDBIN, presented an overview of brain injury at an educational event in New Town, North Dakota.

Scrubs Academy Teaches Middle-Schoolers about Medical Careers
CRH’s Scrubs Academy tries to help address workforce shortages by getting youth interested in healthcare careers.

Funding & Other Opportunities

NDBIN Opens Call for Presentations for 2020 Mind Matters Conference
The North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) is calling for presentations for its 2020 Annual North Dakota Mind Matters Conference in Fargo, North Dakota. The call for presentations closes September 16, 2019.

Free Online Video Lecture Series "Reframing the Conversation for Elder Abuse" Is Available
These videos are a professional training product offered by the FrameWorks Institute and the National Center on Elder Abuse. They provide helpful information on how to communicate more powerfully about elder abuse as a social policy issue.

CRH Events

August 12‑15, 2019 CAH and RHC Medicare Boot Camps
Register now for the CRH Flex Program Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Medicare education events. A CAH Medicare Boot Camp will be held August 12-14, and an RHC Medicare Camp will be held August 15. Both events will be held in Bismarck, North Dakota.


Video Aimed at Helping Prevent Farmer Suicide
RHIhub’s newest video, Preventing Farmer Suicide: Collaboration and Communication, features Sean Brotherson from North Dakota State University Cooperative Extension and other national agricultural experts and looks at a multitude of stressors affecting farmers as well as possible resources for help.

Articles Look at Social Isolation
The Rural Monitor features two stories on social isolation. The first shares insights from experts, while the second, The Rural-ness of Social Isolation: Information from Recent Public Health Research, examines recent public health research on the topic.

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 - Coordinated Specialty Care
The fact sheet provides an overview of coordinated specialty care (CSC) treatment for first episode psychosis, and a checklist details the key components of a CSC treatment program.