August 2020 Center for Rural Health Update
FOCUS on Rural Health
North Dakota Facilities Persevere with Non-physician Workforce
Some North Dakota hospitals depend on nurse practitioners and physician assistants when primary care
physicians are hard to attract.
the Date: 2021 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
The 2021 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health is slated for June 2-4, 2021, at the Bismarck Event
Center in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Named Fellow for American Psychological Association
Gray, PhD, of the Center for Rural Health (CRH), was chosen as a fellow of the American
Psychological Association's Society for Women Psychologists and for Psychologists in Public Service.
Dakota Healthcare Partners Events Calendar
The North Dakota Healthcare Partners Events Calendar connects those in healthcare and community service to
events and opportunities offered across North Dakota.
Hosts Trainings on Elder Abuse
A series of five Zoom trainings on Elder abuse was held by Jacque Gray, PhD, with the Shoshone-Bannock
Tribes Adult Protective Services and other invited entities in late July. Recordings of the trainings are
Staff Present CHNA Toolkit
Reiten, and Amy
Breigenzer of CRH presented A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) eToolkit: Collaborative
Framework to Build Capacity for Community Engagement for SORHs July 15 via Zoom at the State Offices of
Rural Health (SORHs) Region E Meeting.
Funding & Other Opportunities
Care Health Professional Target Area Criteria Request for Information
The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) is looking for content experts and interested
stakeholders to give feedback on the creation of criteria for determining Maternal Care Target Areas.
Deadline: September 18
Professional Shortage Area Scoring Criteria Request for Information
HRSA is seeking comments from interested stakeholders on the scoring criteria used for determining Health
Professional Shortage Areas.
Deadline: September 18
Scrubs Camp: 2020-2021
Want to raise awareness of health careers among local kids in grades 5-12? Apply now for a grant to host a
Scrubs Camp in your rural community.
Deadline: October 30
the Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit
This 60-minute webinar will give an overview of social determinants of health and share ways rural
communities can overcome their unique challenges. Found on the Rural Health Information Hub
(RHIhub) website, the Social Determinants of Health Rural Communities Toolkit was created by the
NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis.
Prevention in Rural Primary Care: Office Protocols, Screening, and Assessment
Hosted by the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC), this training is the
first part of a two-part series on suicide prevention in rural primary care offices.
and Obstetric Care Challenges in Rural America from the National Advisory Committee on Rural
Health and Human Services
This webinar will share maternal health challenges, barriers to maternal healthcare, and the
committee's site visit and policy recommendations.
Conversations and Implementation
Join a Zoom session to discuss implementing Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST).
Prevention in Rural Primary Care: Intervention, Follow-up, and Telehealth Tips
This training, offered by the Mountain Plains MHTTC, is part two of a two-part series on suicide
prevention in rural primary care offices.
An Unmasking Brain Injury event is planned at First Lutheran Church in Fargo, North Dakota. Brain
injury survivors will create masks as a way of expressing their experiences.
The North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) is hosting a daylong symposium on concussions.
Continuing Education Units are available for attendees in several disciplines. There is no cost to
Registration is open for the 3RNet 2020 Academy, a six-part webinar series that provides online
training specific to recruitment and retention in rural and underserved communities. Registration is
free with the coupon code on the website, and the first session is October 6.
Healthcare Surge Readiness
This new section on RHIhub provides critical resources for rural healthcare systems preparing for and
responding to a COVID-19 surge.
Community Paramedicine Toolkit
RHIhub's new toolkit, created by the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, compiles emerging
practices and resources to aid rural communities in building community paramedicine and mobile integrated
Care Fights COVID-19
As part of the Targeted Rural Health Education Project, third-year medical student Margarita Consing
published a story about First Care Health System in Park River, North Dakota, and its focus on COVID-19
prevention and treatment.