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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 May.

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.

Planning 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

2022 North 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 Training
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 injury.
Deadline: July 27, 5:00 pm Central

CRH Events

June 29 Webinar: Will I Ever Be Able to Drive Again?
NDBIN hosts this webinar discussing the implications of driving after a brain injury and the possibility of regaining some independence.
July 6 TeleECHO: Pediatric Eating Disorders
This teleECHO clinic is focused on pediatric mental health and eating disorders; presented by Michelle Jorgensen, MD, of Sanford Health.
July 12 TeleECHO: Agitation Management
This teleECHO aims to improve access to care for patients with complex conditions in rural and underserved North Dakota communities.
July 13 POLST: Portable 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.
July 13 TeleECHO: 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.
July 13 Webinar: Bumped His Head and Went to Bed
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.
July 20 TeleECHO: 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.

Rural North Dakota Emergency Medical Services Resiliency
Presentation by Nicole Threadgold on a national TASC webinar hosted by the National Rural Health Resource Center.

North 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.