March 2022 Center for Rural Health Update
FOCUS on Rural Health
Rural Rock Stars in Standing Rock
A doctor and a dentist work together to provide better care for patients on the
Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Eight North Dakota Hospitals Named Among Top 100 Critical Access
In February, eight North Dakota hospitals were named to a national Top 100 list.
Gray Receives Elder Abuse Award from the University of Southern
Jacque Gray, PhD, was honored at the USC Judith D. Tamkin International Symposium on Elder Abuse.
Observations of an Emergency Room
A spiritual/grief coordinator shares her observations during a medical emergency.
Funding & Other Opportunities
2022 Mind Matters Virtual Conference
Sponsored by the North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN), this two-day virtual conference
features nationally renowned speakers and highlights new research, trends, practice strategies,
and collaborative models of care. The conference will be held on March 24-25.
Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
Don't miss out on the opportunity to connect with healthcare professionals, educators, and students from
across the state. The 2022 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health is slated for June 8-10 at the
Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Connections with Unmasking Event – Dickinson
Hosted by NDBIN, individuals with a brain injury are invited to create personalized masks to
represent their experiences and journeys.
Fatigue and Secondary Trauma
This teleECHO series is focused on building and strengthening capacity of best practice care
among primary care and other providers supporting pediatric patients with mental health conditions.
Legal and Ethical Aspects of
Palliative Care – Addressing Consent and Decision Making Challenges
This teleECHO provides insight on the importance of providing palliative care to rural populations
and examines best practices for patients with complex medical conditions.
Talking With Patients About Fluoridation
and Safe Drinking Water
This teleECHO series provides local training to assist dental teams.
2022 Mind Matters Conference –
This two-day annual conference features nationally renowned speakers and highlights new research,
trends, practice strategies, and collaborative models of care.
Virtual Support Group
NDBIN hosts a monthly virtual support group for brain injury survivors, providers, and caregivers.
Tools for Caregivers
Hosted by NDBIN, this class helps caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for a
friend or relative.
or Disruptive Behaviors
This teleECHO series continues with this clinic on pediatric mental health.
Webinar: Home Therapy Solutions
This webinar, hosted by NDBIN, discusses how people can maximize their independence in the
comfort of their own homes.
Practice Manager Workshop Session
This workshop for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) is focused on conducting a self-audit and
Gait Disorders in Older
The goal of this teleECHO is to improve access to care for patients with complex conditions in
Role of North Dakota Dental Teams in
Addressing Pediatric Oral Health – School-Based Programs
In this teleECHO, hear from local dental providers as they illustrate how dental teams in North
Dakota serve as primary care providers.
Critical Access Hospitals Annual
The annual meeting is an opportunity for all Critical Access Hospitals to discuss pertinent
healthcare issues in North Dakota.
Practice Manager Workshop Session
This RHC workshop focuses on integrated emergency plans and program evaluations.
Medical Orders Training
Hosted by Honoring Choices North Dakota, this training is presented virtually.
Competence and Humility
This pediatric mental health teleECHO talks about cultural competence and humility.
Publications & Resources
Transportation’s Role in Rural Healthcare Access with Carol Wright Kenderdine
RHIhub’s new Exploring Rural Health podcast episode features Carol Wright Kenderdine, the director of
Easter Seals Transportation Group, and co-director of the National Aging and Disability Transportation
Center. She discusses the transportation needs and challenges faced by older adults and people with
disabilities in rural communities as they try to access healthcare, meet their daily needs, and avoid
Opioid Use Disorder and Treatment:
This recap from the Rural Health Research Gateway examines rural-urban comparisons related to opioid use
In February, Brad Gibbens presented the following: