October 2022 Center for Rural Health Update
FOCUS on Rural Health
National Rural Health Day
Spotlight: Health Equity in Rural North Dakota
With National Rural Health Day coming up on November 17, find ways you can celebrate; to help share the good
things happening in rural areas, read about one community's health equity project.
North Dakota QSP Hub Serves Those Serving
The North Dakota Qualified Service Provider (QSP) Hub provides resources, training, and other needed
services to QSPs who provide home and community-based services for clients.
Native American Veteran Stories
The National Resource Center on Native American Aging encourages readers to submit stories about Native
Funding & Other Opportunities
Presentations: 2023 Dakota Conference
The 2023 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health will take place June 14-16, 2023, in Bismarck, North
Dakota. Applications are now being accepted for oral and poster presentations.
Deadline: October 19
R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camp Now
Accepting Grant Applications
Scrubs camps offer creative and interactive activities for students in grades 5-12 to learn more about
health careers available in rural North Dakota. Host a camp in your community!
Deadline: October 20
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North
Dakota Caring Foundation Building Healthier Rural Community (BUILD) Grants Program
Help to transform the health and well-being of rural North Dakotans and address social determinants of
health with the BUILD Grants Program. Primary focus areas include economic stability, education access
and quality, healthcare access, and quality.
Deadline: November 16
Celebrate Rural Health!
The Center for Rural Health (CRH) invites you to participate in National Rural Health Day on November 17.
National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to "Celebrate the Power of Rural" by honoring the selfless,
community-minded spirit that prevails in rural America.
Call for Presentations:
There is an open call for presentations for the North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) 2023 Mind Matters
Conference, March 23-24, in Mandan. Presentations should feature topics of interest to the community that
highlight new research, trends, practice strategies, and collaborative models of care for individuals living
with a brain injury.
Deadline: December 2
Brain Injury – Bismarck
Hosted by NDBIN, brain injury survivors are invited to create masks as a unique and artistic way to
represent their experiences.
Health AmeriCorps Programs
Hosted by the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), this webinar will discuss new funding available
for Public Health AmeriCorps.
Injury – Fargo
Hosted by NDBIN, this event for brain injury survivors will be held in Fargo.
Webinar: Brain Injury and
Dr. Kevin Fire, from Fire Audiology and Hearing Center, will share how hearing can be impacted
following a brain injury, as well as advancements in treatments.
This geriatric and age-friendly teleECHO will discuss how to best care for patients with complex
conditions in rural and underserved North Dakota communities.
On Your Own, or Are You? Get to Know Your Partners and Services Provided
Attendees will improve their understanding of addiction services, free sexually transmitted
infection testing locations in North Dakota, and local partners.
Webinar: It's Not
Easy Being a Rural Pharmacy – Services, Payments, Closures, and
Hosted by the Rural Health Research Gateway, this webinar will discuss key findings on the
availability of pharmacy services, payment models, the impact of pharmacy closures, and the creation
of new pharmacy deserts.
Publications & Resources
Rural Health Research Recap – Rural
This recap from the Rural Health Research Gateway examines research regarding serious mental illness and
treatment, and identifies differences between urban and rural counties and between adults and children.
Physicians and Maternal Health in Rural America, with Julie Wood and Zita Magloire
In RHIhub's October episode of the Exploring Rural Health podcast, listen as Dr. Julie Wood and Dr. Zita
Magloire talk about family physicians and maternal care in rural areas.
Qualified Service Provider Survey Report
This report illustrates the results of a survey given to QSPs and QSP agencies in North Dakota to determine
their primary needs.
On September 15, CRH Acting Director Brad
Gibbens gave these testimonies to the North Dakota Legislative Interim Health Committee: