November 2022 Center for Rural Health Update
FOCUS on Rural Health
Helping Indigenous Elderly Plan for
The My Advance Care Plan & Guide for Native Americans has been developed to assist Native American
elderly think about future needs and share their wishes with their care team and loved ones.
Health Literacy in Rural America Twitter Chat,
The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) will be hosting a Twitter Chat on rural health literacy in rural
communities on November 16.
Mental Health Service Directory Now
The North Dakota Health and Human Services Behavioral Health Division's directory allows for people to
search for mental health services throughout the state of North Dakota.
Funding & Other Opportunities
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
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, and healthcare access and quality.
Deadline: December 2
Funding Announcement: Rural Health Network
Development Planning Program
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is making awards available for the 2023 Rural Health Network
Development (RHND) Program. The RHND Program is intended to address gaps in service, enhance systems of
care, and expand capacity of the local rural healthcare system.
Deadline: January 6, 2023
Dakota Conference on Rural and Public
Don't miss out on the opportunity to connect with healthcare professionals, educators, and students from
across the state. The 2023 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health will be held on June 14-16 in
Webinar: Prevent Child Abuse North
Hosted by NDBIN, this webinar will feature Veronica Wiesz, a project manager with Prevent Child
Abuse North Dakota, and a program shown to reduce abusive head trauma in children younger than two
years of age.
Addressing Health Literacy in Rural America
Health Literacy is an individual's ability to find, understand, and use health information services
to better inform their health decisions and actions. Join RHIhub on Twitter to discuss topics
focused around rural health literacy using #RuralHealthChat.
National Rural Health
Join CRH and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health in celebrating rural
Webinar: SHOW Your Doctor
Your Symptoms and Manage Your Care
At this NDBIN webinar, Lynne Becker will discuss how patients' data can show providers the pain and
problems they experience. Learn what trends are emerging, what symptoms are the most pressing, and
what can be treated, based upon patient and caregiver input.
Risk Assessment and Management
This geriatric and age-friendly teleECHO will discuss fall risk in aging patients and how to mediate
challenges associated with older adult patients.
Harm Reduction, What Is It?
This teleECHO will cover methods available to help reduce substance use disorder and sexually
Jackie M. Stebbins, who was diagnosed with autoimmune encephalitic at age 34, shares her story of
struggle, recovery, and her continuing journey. Hosted by NDBIN.
Publications & Resources
RHIhub has released a new topic guide on Rural Emergency Hospitals featuring regulations and payment
information, research, technical assistance providers, and more.
Rural Healthcare Payment and
Check out RHIhub's new topic guide on Rural Healthcare Payment and Reimbursement. It provides information on
how rural healthcare providers are reimbursed by different payers and payment systems, and the impact of
payment policies on rural healthcare.
Rural Health Research Recap – Aging in
This Rural Health Research Gateway recap looks at the percentage of older adults (65 and older) who live in
rural counties compared to urban counties, and how their living situation can be impacted.
Rural Health Research Recap – Maternal
Health Disparities: An Intersection of Race and Rurality
This Gateway recap examines the shortage of obstetric services and racial/ethnic disparities surrounding
maternal and infant health.
Rural Health Research Recap – Travel
Burden to Receive Health Care
This Gateway recap examines research regarding travel concerns to receive healthcare, looking at the
differences between rural and urban residents, and barriers they may encounter.
This project report for the Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health Scrubs
Camps and Academies covers activities from 2021-2022.