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July 2023 Center for Rural Health Update

FOCUS on Rural Health

Using Data to Care for Native Elders
The Navajo Nation worked with the National Resource Center on Native American Aging on a survey of Elders to find what needs are unmet.


Rx for North Dakota's Health Care Workforce
Published in UND Today, this article provides a look into North Dakota's rural healthcare workforce programs housed at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

RAIN Program Receives Rural Health Excellence in DEI Award
The first Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion award was presented to the RAIN Program at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health in June. Published in UND Today.

CRH Welcomes New Employee
Nicole Crouch joins the Center for Rural Health (CRH) as a project coordinator for Project ECHO.

Healthcare Providers: Feedback Requested on Geriatric Education
Dakota Geriatrics is asking healthcare professionals to complete a survey on geriatrics education.

Participants Needed: Colorectal Cancer Screening Study in North Dakota
A study on colorectal cancer screening in North Dakota is looking for participants to engage in a 90-minute conversation in several counties throughout the state.

Funding & Other Opportunities

R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camp Grant Applications Open
Host a Scrubs Camp in your community! These exciting camps provide an opportunity for students in grades 5-12 to participate in interactive activities and learn about health careers available in rural North Dakota.
Deadline: August 1

CRH Events

July 20 TeleECHO: Medication-Psych Link – Stronger Than You Think, Part 1
The first of a multi-part series, this teleECHO clinic will focus on behavioral health in primary care.
July 31 Brain Injury Virtual Support Group
The North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) hosts a monthly virtual support group for brain injury survivors, providers, and caregivers.
August 1 Building QSP Connections Group Virtual Meeting
The North Dakota Qualified Service Provider (QSP) Hub hosts monthly meetings for individual QSPs and QSP agencies.
August 2 TeleECHO: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
This Pediatric Mental Health teleECHO will include a presentation by Dr. Douglas Waite.
August 3 New QSP Orientation Virtual Meeting
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.
August 8 TeleECHO: Frailty
This Geriatric and Age-Friendly teleECHO will feature discussions on frailty in patients.
August 9 Webinar: PACE – Positive Attitude Changes Everything
Join NDBIN as Mike Orris, a brain injury survivor, shares how a positive attitude impacted his story.

Publications & Resources

"Hopeful Forecasting": Farmers Showing Increased Interest in Mental Health Resources
Experts from AgriSafe, AgWell, and AFBF share their success stories of stigma reduction as well as the challenges that remain in addressing farmers' mental health in a recent Rural Monitor article from the Rural Health Information Hub.

Rural Health Value – North Dakota
Presented by Brad Gibbens and Nicole Threadgold on June 22 to CRH staff.