March 2020 Center for Rural Health Update
FOCUS on Rural Health
The Center for Rural Health (CRH) celebrates 40 years of connecting resources and knowledge to strengthen
the health of people in rural and tribal communities.
Gray and Warne Provide Training at Red Lake Event
At a regional event in Red Lake, Minnesota, Jacque
Gray and Maylynn
Warne of the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) provided training on resources to
help prevent elder abuse.
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. The focus of this year's preconference
on June 3 is Critical Access Hospital (CAH) financial and operational improvement.
Lift the Veil on Brain Injury Experiences at Fargo Exhibit
A recent newspaper article detailed some of the work being done by the North Dakota Brain Injury Network and
highlighted "Unmasking Brain Injury" events.
North Dakota Rural Hospitals Named in Top 100 CAHs
A dozen rural hospitals in North Dakota were recognized nationally as being among the best CAHs in the
Funding & Other Opportunities
Conversations and Implementation Sessions
Join a free Zoom session to discuss implementing Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST).
Sessions will be held once a month through September, and attendance is limited to 10 people per session.
Health Grant Writing Workshops
The CRH conducts grant writing workshops that provide participants with the basic tools necessary to compete
successfully for grant funds to address rural health issues in their communities.
Examines Oral Health Issues
Schroeder of the CRH authored four fact sheets related to oral health.
a Difference for Generations to Come
An article in the Rural Monitor examines how a school-based oral healthcare program is making a
difference for children and their families.
Cancer Webinar Recording Available
The recording, presentation slides, and transcript for the Rural Health Research Gateway's webinar on Cancer
Surveillance and Access to Care in Rural America are now online.
Details Progress of Mountain Plains MHTTC
Shawnda Schroeder authored two fact sheets for the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
(MHTTC) looking at the program's first-year progress.
Adults and Depression
This publication from the National Institute of Mental Health identifies risk factors and signs of
depression in older adults as well as where to look for help.