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October 2021 Center for Rural Health Update

FOCUS on Rural Health

The Price of Healing
Three rural North Dakota providers share their stories of how loan repayment programs helped them deal with student loan debt.


Celebrate Rural Health
Celebrate and plan to show your organization's support on National Rural Health Day, November 18.

NRCNAA Native Elder Veterans Stories
The National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) shares stories of Native Elder veterans.

Miller Temple Appointed to NRHA Health Equity Council
Kay Miller Temple, MD, has been appointed to the National Rural Health Association's (NRHA) Health Equity Council.

Funding & Other Opportunities

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

Call for Presentations: Mind Matters
There is an open call for presentations for the North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) Mind Matters Conference, March 24-25, in Fargo, North Dakota. Presentations should feature topics of interest to the community that highlight new research, trends, practice strategies, and collaborative models of care for individuals living with a brain injury.
Deadline: November 29

Register Now As a Dakota Conference Sponsor/Exhibitor
Register now to be a sponsor/exhibitor for the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health, June 8-10, 2022, in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Deadline: March 1, 2022

CRH Events

October 20 Caregiver Training: Living with Chronic Conditions and Health Promotion & Health Habits
Hosted by NRCNAA, this webinar offers training to assist caregivers who have the responsibility of caring for their Elders using the Native Elder Caregiver Curriculum.
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.
October 21 Caregiver Training: Living with Chronic Conditions and Health Promotion & Health Habits
This is an alternative date to the caregiver training through NRCNAA.
November 3 NDBIN Webinar Wednesday
This webinar features Community Options, an organization dedicated to supporting people, through individual choice, to live a lifestyle which gives dignity and respect.
November 9 Webinar: Family Physicians in Rural America – Training, Distribution, and Scope of Practice
Hosted by the Rural Health Research Gateway, this webinar will examine the training of family physicians in rural areas, the family physician workforce distribution, and rural/urban differences in scope of practice.
November 17 NDBIN Webinar Wednesday
This webinar will feature Synapse, a national nonprofit that works to combat isolation commonly experienced by individuals with brain injury.

Publications & Resources

Doulas Provide Support to Maternal and Infant Health in Rural Communities
The latest Rural Monitor article from the Rural Health Information Hub highlights Don't Quit the Quit, a project created to train postpartum doulas for women who are in recovery from opioid use disorder. They serve eight rural counties in North Dakota and will soon expand to serve four more.

The Challenges of Providing Preventive Healthcare in Rural America
Kay Miller Temple, MD, was among the authors of this publication in Physician Assistant Clinics journal.

Breast Cancer Screening: The Difference a Picture Can Make
Sarah Rasmussen, a medical student at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, writes about the importance of breast cancer screenings. She is part of the Targeted Rural Health Education project which helps resident physicians and health profession students take a closer look at the health needs of communities in which they are training.

Barriers to Rehabilitation Care in Rural Communities
Rebecca Quinn presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference in September.

Successful Students Following a Brain Injury
Carly Endres presented at the North Dakota Association for Lifelong Learning Fall Conference in September.