August 2022 Center for Rural Health Update
FOCUS on Rural Health
Lessons Learned During
Medical students discuss their experiences while training in rural areas.
NIEJI Releases Behavioral Health
New online Indigenous behavioral health training available from the National Indigenous Elder Justice
3RNET Recruitment for Retention
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
The Affordable Connectivity Program helps bring broadband internet to families throughout North Dakota.
Kusler Named Incoming President of the 3RNET Board of
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
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
Deadline: October 20
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
Featuring Carly Endres, from NDBIN, this pediatric mental health clinic will discuss school
Webinar: North Dakota
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.
Featuring Dr. Prem Pathak, from Sanford Health, this teleECHO pediatric mental health clinic focuses
on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
This teleECHO series aims to improve access to care for patients with complex conditions in rural
North Dakota communities.
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.
Maternal Health in Rural America, with John Supplitt, Aisha Syeda, Virginia Uhlenkamp, and Ashleigh
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.
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.
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.