January 2020 Center for Rural Health Update
FOCUS on Rural Health
Former CRH Leader Officially a Living Legend
Mary Wakefield, former director of the Center for Rural Health (CRH), was named a Living Legend by the
American Academy of Nursing.
Resource Center on Native American Aging Celebrates 25 Years with Gala Event
The National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) honored former directors and advocates during
its 25th anniversary celebration. In addition, Governor Doug Burgum signed a proclamation declaring Native
American Elder Recognition Day.
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
Pilot Projects Team Announces Requests for Applications
The Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) Pilot Projects Program has released new
requests for applications for feasibility, ready-to-go, and community engagement awards.
Letters of Intent Deadline: January 24
Will Measure Impact of Aviation Industry on Rural Communities
The Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site is partnering with NASA to understand potential markets and future
economic drivers in the aviation industry and how they will impact local rural communities. To this end, a
survey has been created. In particular, they are looking for feedback from rural areas as to how drones
could be used, including health-related applications.
Deadline: January 24 at 5:00 pm Central
Health Award Nominees Sought, Apply for Dakota Conference Scholarship Funds
|January 23, 2020
Rural Disparities in Health and Healthcare by Race and Ethnicity
The Rural Health Research Gateway is hosting a free webinar on Rural Disparities in Health and
Healthcare by Race and Ethnicity. Researchers from the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research
Center will present their study findings.
|February 20, 2020
Unmasking Brain Injury
Brain injury survivors are invited to create ceramic masks to represent their experiences and
journeys. No previous art experience is required.
|March 26-27, 2020
Mind Matters Conference
This annual two-day conference features nationally renowned speakers and highlights new research,
trends, practice strategies, and collaborative models of care for people with traumatic brain
injuries. This year’s event also includes a pre-conference on March 25.
|May 14 & June 4, 2020
Fit Testing Training
This training will provide participants with information needed to perform respirator fit trainings
in their communities. The training involves two parts—a two-hour online webinar and a two-hour,
in-person session during the Dakota Conference.
Year in Review
2019 was a busy year for the Center for Rural Health. This video highlights some of the many activities CRH
staff was involved in.
Caregiving and Technology in Rural America
An article in the Rural Monitor looks at the potential for technology to help informal caregivers
in rural areas.
10 Rural Monitor Articles of 2019
The Rural Health Information Hub did a countdown of its most-read articles in the Rural Monitor.
Learn more about clinical research trials, including what they are and who can participate.