December 2019 Center for Rural Health Update
FOCUS on Rural Health
West River Health Services in Hettinger, North Dakota, partners with its Foundation to ensure a strong
healthcare workforce now and in the future.
Souvannasacd Chosen for Native Nation Rebuilders Fellowship Program
Courtney Davis Souvannasacd is among 15 Native leaders chosen for the Native Governance Center's Native
Nation Rebuilders fellowship program.
Conference on Rural and Public Health
The Dakota Conference provides an opportunity for healthcare professionals, educators, and students to share
strategies for building and sustaining healthy communities in North Dakota. The 2020 Dakota Conference will
be held June 3-5 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Funding & Other Opportunities
Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program is Requesting
Among the program's goals are to support events and programs that promote activity and wellness for all
Deadline: January 8, 2020
Health Award Nominees Sought, Apply for Dakota Conference Scholarship Funds
"Provider's Perspective" Video Available
The latest "Provider's Perspective" video from the North Dakota Brain Injury Network features North Dakota
Assistive, a nonprofit organization that strives to bring assistive technology devices and services to all
North Dakotans and Minnesotans who need them.
"Make Dreams Come True" by Creating Opportunity in Rural Spaces
An article in the Rural Monitor looks at Community Development Financial Institutions, a source of
support for rural health efforts.
Andrew's Health Center's Economic Impact
This informational flyer shows the economic impact Saint Andrew's Health Center (SAHC) in Bottineau, North
Dakota, has on the area. Along with providing comprehensive healthcare, SAHC also contributes to the area's
overall economic strength.
Response to Farmer Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
This new issue guide, presented by the Rural Health Information Hub, provides information about resources
and promising rural programs that are addressing the mental health needs of farming communities.
Stress and Mental Health
The Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center has a Farm Stress and Mental Health resources
Publication - Children and Mental Health
This publication from the National Institute of Mental Health examines whether a child's behavior is just a
stage and when to seek help.