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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 Others
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 Wanted
The National Resource Center on Native American Aging encourages readers to submit stories about Native American veterans.

Funding & Other Opportunities

Call for 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: Mind Matters
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

CRH Events

October 18 Unmasking Brain Injury – Bismarck
Hosted by NDBIN, brain injury survivors are invited to create masks as a unique and artistic way to represent their experiences.
October 26 Webinar: Public Health AmeriCorps Programs
Hosted by the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), this webinar will discuss new funding available for Public Health AmeriCorps.
October 27 Unmasking Brain Injury – Fargo
Hosted by NDBIN, this event for brain injury survivors will be held in Fargo.
November 2 Webinar: Brain Injury and Audiology
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.
November 8 TeleECHO: Decision-Making Capacity
This geriatric and age-friendly teleECHO will discuss how to best care for patients with complex conditions in rural and underserved North Dakota communities.
November 9 TeleECHO: 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.
November 14 Webinar: It's Not Easy Being a Rural Pharmacy – Services, Payments, Closures, and Deserts
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 Mental Health
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.

Family 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.

North Dakota 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: