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May 2023 Center for Rural Health Update

FOCUS on Rural Health

Better Healthcare Equals Better Outcomes
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 Dakota Communities
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 Health
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 Applications Open
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

CRH Events

May 17 TeleECHO: Anxiety & Separation
This teleECHO will include a presentation by Dr. Stephanie Jallen on pediatric mental health.
May 17 Webinar: Where Do I Go From Here – Life After a Traumatic Brain Injury
Chantal Davis, a brain injury survivor and president and CEO of Mallory Davis, Inc., shares her journey and how it led to the creation of her coaching and consulting firm. Hosted by the North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN).
June 1 New QSP Orientation Virtual Meeting
Hosted by the North Dakota Qualified Service Provider Hub (QSP Hub), this monthly meeting will provide recently approved QSPs an introduction to the QSP handbook as well as resources, links, and advice to support them as a QSP.
June 6 Building QSP Connections Group Virtual Meeting
The North Dakota QSP Hub hosts monthly meetings for independent QSPs and QSP agencies to establish relationships and network with others in their field.
June 7 TeleECHO: Childhood Obesity
Presented by Carrie Brower-Breitwieser, this teleECHO will focus on childhood obesity.
June 13 TeleECHO: Prescribing Cascades
This clinic will discuss prescriptions for aging and geriatric patients.
June 28 TeleECHO: Suicide Prevention Strategies – Is Your Community Ready?
This teleECHO will provide current data available on suicide, prevention strategies, and how to advocate in rural areas.

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.