July 2022 Center for Rural Health Update
FOCUS on Rural Health
The Spiritual Side of
Spiritual guides explore the role of spirituality in healthcare.
CRH Welcomes New Employee
Gretel Kauffman has joined CRH as a web writer.
Rural Emergency Medical Services Counts Receives
Abstract Competition Award
North Dakota Rural Emergency Medical Services Counts was awarded first prize at a national conference
Adamsen Featured on International Association for
Indigenous Aging Website
Dr. Collette Adamsen is featured as a Brain Health Advisory Group member.
Funding & Other Opportunities
Symposium Call for Presentations
The North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) is hosting the 2022 Concussion Symposium on September 16 and
is currently calling for presentations. Presentation topics should highlight new research, practice
strategies, trends, and collaborative care models for people who have sustained concussions or mild
traumatic brain injuries.
Deadline: July 25 @ 4:00 pm Central
Dakota Critical Access Hospital Subcontract Program
A request for proposals is now open for the North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Subcontract Program.
Deadlines are on a rolling basis.
Growing and Sustaining a Rural Palliative Care Network
This teleECHO series aims to provide insight on how to organize and better understand palliative
care services in rural North Dakota communities.
Webinar: High Plains Fair
Hosted by NDBIN, this webinar will discuss housing discrimination against persons with disabilities,
housing accommodations and modifications, and what to do if you experience housing discrimination
due to a disability.
In this teleECHO, Rebecca Quinn, of
NDBIN, will lead a discussion about brain injuries and pediatric mental health.
Interprofessional Functional Assessment – Basic and Instrumental Activities of Daily
This teleECHO clinic will address knowledge gaps and expand understanding of medical and behavioral
treatments for conditions common among the senior patient population.
Dementia Friendly Dental Practices – Treatment Planning
Participants in this teleECHO clinic will learn practical tips to meet the oral health needs of
adults with dementia.
Webinar: Lit Up My Mind
This NDBIN webinar features Laura Laureta, a brain injury survivor from Colorado, as she shares her
website and other resources geared towards helping brain injury survivors.
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.
Helpful School Adjustments/Accommodations
Presented by Carly Endres of NDBIN, this
teleECHO clinic will discuss school accommodations for youth.
Publications & Resources
Staving Off One's
Mortality: Rural Kidney Health and Its Disparities
Discusses kidney health and access to not only disease-stabilizing treatment, but to renal replacement
therapies for the 240,000 rural Americans who have kidney failure. Check out Rural Health Information Hub's
latest Rural Monitor article.
Policy: Rural Health Within the U.S. Health Policy Process
Brad Gibbens presented to the University of
North Dakota Nursing Rural Health Programs and Research class in June.