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May 2022 Center for Rural Health Update

FOCUS on Rural Health

Mental Health Needs of Hospital Workforce
A study was conducted in 2021 to examine the mental well-being of hospital workforce by a team that included a rural hospital CEO, a University of North Dakota faculty member, and a Center for Rural Health staff member.

News

Rural and Public Health Award Recipients
The Rural and Public Health Awards Banquet will present 10 awards to outstanding North Dakota rural health advocates for their accomplishments on June 9.

Flex Annual Meeting to be Held on June 8
The Flex Annual Meeting will be held in Grand Forks on June 8 prior to the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health.

HappiGenius Training
HappiGenius will hold a two-hour in-person training in partnership with the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health.

Funding & Other Opportunities

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.

CRH Events

May 25 TeleECHO: Connecting Dental Professionals with Emergency Departments – Reducing Use of the ED for Dental Pain
This teleECHO clinic aims to unite dental professionals with emergency department practices to improve dental patient care.
June 2 TeleECHO: Health Professions Education – Aligning Education and Workforce Efforts
This teleECHO will provide attendees an opportunity to learn techniques that encourage quality education as well as recruitment and retention strategies for rural communities.
June 8 POLST: Portable Medical Orders Awareness, Education, and Implementation Session
Hosted by Honoring Choices North Dakota, this monthly session equips attendees with skills and best practices regarding POLST: Portable Medical Orders.
June 8 TeleECHO: Dementia Friendly Dental Practices – Patient Management Tips
This teleECHO will present ways to support caregivers, address legal and ethical issues, and meet the oral health needs of adults with dementia.
June 8 Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program Annual Meeting
Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant (Flex) Program Annual Meeting at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
June 8‑10 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
The Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health will provide opportunities for education on rural and public health issues, networking, and sharing strategies to build healthy communities.

Publications & Resources

The Three Sisters Garden: A Cultural Approach to Cultivating American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Psychological Service Providers
A new journal article in Psychological Services, co-authored by Dr. Jacque Gray, focuses on the Three Sisters Model, training for behavioral health students to learn culturally-competent approaches to working with AI/AN communities.

Updated Rural Oral Health Toolkit
RHIhub recently updated its Oral Health Toolkit. This toolkit provides models, resources, and best practices to support development and implementation of oral health programs in rural communities.

Updated Rural Suicide Prevention Toolkit
RHIhub's updated Suicide Prevention Toolkit features evidence-based models and resources to implement suicide prevention programs in rural communities.