June 2022 Center for Rural Health Update
FOCUS on Rural Health
In Their Own Words
Four long-term administrators discuss the changes they have witnessed in rural health throughout their
careers and what they see for the future.
CRH Staff Present at National Rural Health
Association Annual Conference
Two Center for Rural Health presentations were given at the National Rural Health Association conference in
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative shares ways to learn about elder abuse and promote World
Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Today for Healthier Communities Tomorrow
A UND Today article provides key takeaways from state leaders on healthcare in North Dakota during
the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health.
Facing the Wind
UND Today features the keynote address given by Dr. Don Warne during the Dakota Conference on Rural
and Public Health.
Funding & Other Opportunities
Dakota CAH Subcontract Program
A request for proposals is now open for the North Dakota Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Subcontract Program.
Deadlines are on a rolling basis.
Living Life Fully
This seven-session course, hosted by the North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN), provides survivors with
tools and techniques to help them understand, cope with, and proactively manage life after a brain
Deadline: July 27, 5:00 pm Central
Webinar: Will I Ever Be Able to Drive
NDBIN hosts this webinar discussing the implications of driving after a brain injury and the
possibility of regaining some independence.
Pediatric Eating Disorders
This teleECHO clinic is focused on pediatric mental health and eating disorders; presented by
Michelle Jorgensen, MD, of Sanford Health.
This teleECHO aims to improve access to care for patients with complex conditions in rural and
underserved North Dakota communities.
Medical Orders Awareness, Education, and Implementation Training
This monthly session, hosted by Honoring Choices North Dakota, aims to equip attendees with skills
regarding POLST: Portable Medical Orders.
Caring for Patients Who Are Indigenous in North Dakota
This teleECHO will discuss unique considerations for dental teams in North Dakota caring for
patients who are American Indian.
Webinar: Bumped His Head and Went to
At this NDBIN webinar, author Shannan Stanke will share how a true story led her to educate readers
on the risk of mental health and mood decline after concussions.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
This teleECHO aims to educate attendees on fetal alcohol syndrome; presented by Justin Boseck, PhD,
and Jill Pontius, MD.
Publications & Resources
Palliative Care –
More Than Just Hospice, with Karla Weng and Pat Justis
Listen to the June episode of RHIhub's Exploring Rural Health Podcast as experts discuss the importance of
palliative care and the many forms it can take, including a community palliative care initiative undertaken
in Washington, Wisconsin, and North Dakota.
Looking at Social
Determinants of Health Through a Rural Lens
Brad Gibbens presented to the North Dakota Department of Health in May.
Dakota Emergency Medical Services Resiliency
Presentation by Nicole Threadgold on a national TASC webinar hosted by the National Rural Health Resource
Dakota Alzheimer's and Dementia State Plan
The North Dakota Alzheimer's and Dementia State Plan addresses needs, resources, and services for those
living with or supporting people with Alzheimer's and other dementias in North Dakota.