May 2023 Center for Rural Health Update
FOCUS on Rural Health
Better Healthcare Equals
The North Dakota Rural Health Value group explores the complexities of moving from volume-based to
value-based care at Critical Access Hospitals.
Mental Health First Aid Training for Rural North
A virtual Mental Health First Aid training program is available to rural communities free of charge.
Simulation In Motion Midwest Conference Aims to
Educate Rural Providers
The conference is scheduled to take place on June 9-10 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Three New Employees Join CRH
CRH welcomes Robin Besse, Sarah Dauterive, and Brendan Stermer.
Funding & Other Opportunities
Dakota Conference on Rural and Public
The 2023 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health will be held on June 14-16 at the Bismarck Event
Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. Connect with healthcare professionals, educators, and students from across
the state to discuss strategies and challenges related to rural health.
R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camp Grant
Grant applications are being accepted to host a Scrubs 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: August 1
Publications & Resources
Rural Hospitals and the New Rural
Emergency Hospital Designation, featuring Janice Walters
In the May episode of RHIhub's Exploring Rural Health podcast, Janice Walters, Chief Operating
Officer for the Rural Health Redesign Center, home of the Rural Emergency Hospital Technical Assistance
Center, provides an overview of Medicare’s Rural Emergency Hospital designation, which became available on
January 1, 2023.