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September 2021 Center for Rural Health Update

FOCUS on Rural Health

University of North Dakota Sets Example in Rural Behavioral Health
Two University of North Dakota (UND) faculty presented findings of behavioral health in rural communities to state legislators across the nation.


North Dakota Rural Health Clinic Network Launches Statewide
A new network has been developed for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) across the state. It will offer resources, technical assistance, and expertise while bringing RHCs together for additional support and collaboration.

Jacque Gray Retirement Celebration
Jacque Gray, PhD, associate director for Indigenous programs, program director for the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative, and research associate professor for the Department of Population Health, is retiring after 22 years. There will a drive-by celebration to honor her commitment and service to Indigenous and UND communities on September 29, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm Central.

Funding & Other Opportunities

Call for Presentations: 2022 Dakota Conference
Rural and public health professionals are encouraged to submit abstracts for the 2022 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health.
Deadline: October 19

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

An Introduction to Classroom WISE and Mental Health Literacy
The Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) is hosting this webinar which will introduce participants to Classroom WISE, a free two-part training package, and will help to build the case for mental health literacy training in schools.
Life at Your Pace – Tips for Navigating Campus Life During COVID
This webinar, presented by the Mountain Plains MHTTC, will share tips and strategies proven successful at college campuses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Employing Treatment and Environmental Interventions to Support Rural Populations
This is part one of a five-part series, hosted by the Mountain Plains MHTTC. This series will review practices that providers can utilize to support rural populations presenting with a variety of co-morbid conditions.
NDBIN Webinar Wednesday
This session, hosted by the North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN), will feature Bella Paige, the host of the Post Concussion Podcast, speaking about her 10+ concussions and mistakes to avoid in recovery.
October 12 Supporting Rural Aging Populations
This is part two of a five-part series, hosted by the Mountain Plains MHTTC.
October 19 Using Faith Supports to Increase Mental Health in Rural Communities
This is part three of a five-part series, hosted by the Mountain Plains MHTTC.
October 20 NDBIN Webinar Wednesday
This webinar features Erica Reiner with the North Dakota Department of Human Services, talking about residential habilitation, community support services, and agency adult foster care.

Publications & Resources

Factors that Impact Food Security in Northern Plains American Indians
This poster examines several factors that impact food security, from a study which looked at food security in the Northern Plains American Indians in the Midwest.