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August 2021 Center for Rural Health Update

FOCUS on Rural Health

North Dakota Youth Learn About Health Professions
Virtually and in-person, Scrubs Camps teach North Dakota youth about healthcare careers.


Why Join the North Dakota Rural Health Association?
Become a part of the North Dakota Rural Health Association to help promote and improve the health of North Dakotans. Benefits and membership categories for becoming a member are explored.

North Dakota Addressing Addiction Survey
Take this survey to share attitudes surrounding addiction with the state of North Dakota.

'We Should Be a Regional Center:' Devils Lake Hospital's Potential Sale Boosts Optimism
A Grand Forks Herald article examines what the hospital's possible sale could mean to this North Dakota community and the challenges faced by this Critical Access Hospital.

Funding & Other Opportunities

Certified Brain Injury Specialist Training
If you are looking to expand your knowledge of brain injury and make yourself stand out from your colleagues, consider becoming a Certified Brain Injury Specialist by attending virtual training on October 4 and 5. Training is provided by the North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN).
Deadline: September 10

R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camp Now Accepting Grant Applications
Host a camp in your community! Through creative and interactive activities, these exciting camps provide an opportunity for students in grades 5-12 to learn more about health careers available in rural North Dakota.
Deadline: October 28

CRH Events

NDBIN Webinar Wednesday
This session will focus on vocational rehabilitation and returning to work or finding new employment after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.
Rural Healthy People: Where We've Been and Where We're Going
This Rural Health Research Gateway webinar will begin by looking back at key findings from Rural Healthy People 2010 and Rural Healthy People 2020 and will conclude by presenting early findings from the Rural Healthy People 2030 survey and discussing what comes next.
September 8 NDBIN Webinar Wednesday
This webinar features Greg Little, PhD, who will talk about his experiences after a traumatic brain injury. Along with having 37 years of experience in mental health, Little went through a brain injury, coma, and weeks of paralysis after a car crash in 1972.
September 17 Virtual Concussion Symposium
NDBIN is hosting a daylong symposium on concussions. Continuing Education Units are available for attendees in several disciplines. There is no cost to attend.

Publications & Resources

Understanding the Rural Swing Bed: More than Just a Reimbursement Policy
An article from the Rural Monitor looks at the need for and importance of swing beds in rural hospitals.

Increasing Access to Rural Behavioral Health
A presentation on rural behavioral health was given to the National Conference of State Legislators on behalf of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.