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August 2022 Center for Rural Health Update

FOCUS on Rural Health

Lessons Learned During Rotations
Medical students discuss their experiences while training in rural areas.


NIEJI Releases Behavioral Health Module
New online Indigenous behavioral health training available from the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI).

3RNET Recruitment for Retention Academy
The Center for Rural Health (CRH) is sponsoring North Dakota healthcare facility employees who wish to attend. Register now for free!

Broadband Internet Program Helps Low Income North Dakota Households
The Affordable Connectivity Program helps bring broadband internet to families throughout North Dakota.

Kusler Named Incoming President of the 3RNET Board of Directors
Stacy Kusler will begin her term as president in September.

Daniall Deis Joins CRH
Daniall Deis has joined CRH as an education coordinator with the North Dakota Qualified Service Hub program.

Funding & Other Opportunities

Virtual Concussion Symposium
The North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) is hosting a free virtual symposium on September 16. Participants will hear presentations discussing new concussion research, trends, strategies, and collaborative models of care.
Deadline: September 16

Behavioral Health Workforce Summit and Strategic Planning
Register and join the discussion about behavioral health workforce, help strategize, and make recommendations to guide future planning, on September 26 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm and September 27 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Central at the Ramada by Wyndham in Bismarck.

R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camp Now Accepting Grant Applications
Host a camp in your community! Through creative and interactive activities, these exciting camps provide an opportunity for students in grades 5-12 to learn more about health careers available in rural North Dakota.
Deadline: October 20

CRH Events

August 17 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.
August 17 TeleECHO: Helpful School Adjustments/Accommodations
Featuring Carly Endres, from NDBIN, this pediatric mental health clinic will discuss school accommodations.
August 24 Webinar: North Dakota Programs
This NDBIN webinar will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about three North Dakota support programs: Community Connects, Free Through Recovery, and Peer Support Specialists.
September 7 TeleECHO: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Featuring Dr. Prem Pathak, from Sanford Health, this teleECHO pediatric mental health clinic focuses on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
September 13 TeleECHO: Medication Reconciliation
This teleECHO series aims to improve access to care for patients with complex conditions in rural North Dakota communities.
September 21 Webinar: Saving Shannon, A Family's Story of Strength and Devotion
This NDBIN webinar features the story of Shannon, who experienced a traumatic brain injury at the age of three.

Publications & Resources

New Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Rural Areas Topic Guide
Rural Health Information Hub's new topic guide features resources and information on rural cancer risk as well as strategies to address barriers to rural cancer screenings and treatment.

Hospitals and Maternal Health in Rural America, with John Supplitt, Aisha Syeda, Virginia Uhlenkamp, and Ashleigh Wiederin
In the August episode of the Exploring Rural Health podcast, listen as experts from the American Hospital Association and St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, Iowa discuss maternal healthcare and rural hospitals. Join us next month for the second episode of this two-part series.

Rural Health Research Gateway's Top Three Countdown, 2022
The annual website analytics from the Rural Health Research Gateway offer a glimpse into the public's rural health research interests.

Identifying Our Needs: A Survey of Elders
Dr. Collette Adamsen and Jordan Dionne presented in August to an Advancing Native Students in Aging Research course at the University of Minnesota.

Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies: Reasons for Keeping Prenatal Appointments
Megan Corn, a second-year medical student at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, writes about the importance of prenatal appointments. She is part of the Targeted Rural Health Education project, which helps resident physicians and health profession students take a closer look at the health needs of communities in which they are training.