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August 2019 Center for Rural Health Update

FOCUS on Rural Health

NICOA Solidifying Partnerships with Local Tribes, Programs
Larry Curley, executive director of the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA), visited with Center for Rural Health (CRH) staff and local tribes to learn firsthand about programs to help Native American elders.


NDBIN Hosts Training to Improve Services Across the State
The North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) hosted Certified Brain Injury Specialist Training in Fargo, North Dakota on July 23-24.

Quinn Discusses Hidden Impacts of Brain Injury at Governor's Summit
NDBIN Director Rebecca Quinn presented on "The Hidden Impacts of Brain Injury" at the Governor's Summit on Innovative Education in Jamestown, North Dakota.

Gray Presents Posters at APA
Jacque Gray, associate director and research professor at the CRH, presented four posters at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention in Chicago.

Funding & Other Opportunities

RFPs Sought for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Services
The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts is requesting proposals focusing on improving access to opioid use disorder treatment and social services for underserved and vulnerable populations.
Deadline: August 25

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.
Deadline: September 16

Call for Nominations: Allery Health Research Award
The Alan J. Allery Health Research Award will be presented to two ambitious American Indian students – one undergraduate and one graduate – in recognition of their research aimed at improving the health and well-being of Native Americans throughout the country.
Deadline: October 7

R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camp Now Accepting Grant Applications
Host a camp in your community. Applications are being accepted for the R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camps, one-day health career awareness camps in rural communities. Interested applicants can attend a technical assistance conference call September 11.
Deadline: October 30

CRH Events

August 22‑23, 2019 Opioids Awareness Training - Hettinger
The North Dakota Area Health Education Center is sponsoring a series of opioid awareness trainings across North Dakota.
August 28, 2019 Opioids Awareness Training - Mayville
The North Dakota Area Health Education Center is sponsoring a series of opioid awareness trainings across North Dakota.


Schroeder Among Authors of Mental Health Resource
Shawnda Schroeder of the CRH helped write a resource aimed at promoting positive mental health in rural schools.

Article Examines How Rural Area Is Improving Emergency Care Services
The Rural Monitor features a story on how mobile telehealth units and care coordinators are improving emergency care services for rural patients.

Recording of Community Health Webinar Available
The recording of RHIhub's webinar "Improving the Health and Well-Being of Rural Communities Through Collaboration" is available. During the webinar, Christie Obenauer, board chair of the Sakakawea Medical Center in Hazen, North Dakota, spoke about how her facility's program collaborates to address area communities' health needs.

First Care Health Center's Economic Impact
This informational flyer shows the economic impact First Care Health Center (FCHC) in Park River, North Dakota, has on the area. Along with providing comprehensive healthcare, FCHC 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 - Genes and Mental Health
This fact sheet looks at the part a person's genes play in his/her mental health.