August 2023 Center for Rural Health Update
FOCUS on Rural Health
Scrubs Academy I Returns to
In June the Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs
Academy returned to the University of North Dakota and provided North Dakota middle school students with an
opportunity to explore career options in healthcare.
Primary Care Week Community Meet and
A meet and greet for students and North Dakota healthcare facilities will be held at the UND School of
Medicine & Health Sciences on October 26.
Scrubs Camp Grant Recipients
The 2023-2024 R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camp grant recipients have been awarded funding.
CRH Welcomes New Employee
Jeffrey Koss joins the Center for Rural Health (CRH) as a data visualization specialist working with the
Rural Health Information Hub.
Participants Needed: Virtual Colorectal Cancer
Screening Study in North Dakota
A study on colorectal cancer screening in North Dakota is looking for participants to engage in a virtual
discussion in several counties throughout the state.
for Rural Health Bridges Gaps Through Local News
The Targeted Rural Health Education (TRHE) project teaches UND medical students how to write newspaper
articles for the communities they are serving. Published in UND Today.
Funding & Other Opportunities
The North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) is hosting a free virtual symposium on September 15.
Participants will hear presentations discussing new concussion research, trends, strategies, and
collaborative models of care.
Medication-Psych Link, Part 2
Part two of a multi-part series on behavioral health in primary care.
Brain Injury Virtual Support
NDBIN hosts a monthly virtual support group for brain injury survivors, providers, and caregivers.
Building QSP Connections
Group Virtual Meeting
The North Dakota Qualified Service Provider (QSP) Hub hosts monthly meetings for individual QSPs and
Steps from Screening to Treatment
This clinic will be presented by Dr. Rachel Brown and will feature a discussion on pediatric mental
Webinar: Nutrition and Brain
The webinar will share the importance of proper nutrition after a brain injury, featuring The Neural
Connection. Hosted by NDBIN.
New QSP Orientation Virtual
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.
A prescribing cascade is when an adverse drug event is misinterpreted as a new medical condition,
leading to the addition of another, potentially avoidable, medication. Learn about prescribing
cascades in older patients in this teleECHO.
Overdose Prevention Strategies – Is Your Community Ready?
This Behavioral and Public Health teleECHO will include a presentation on overdose prevention
strategies by Amy Lies.
Webinar: The Power of
This webinar will feature Chantal Davis, a brain injury survivor and president and CEO of Mallory
Davis, Inc., as she shares the strategy she uses for herself and her clients to succeed in life
after brain injury. Hosted by NDBIN.
Publications & Resources
The Frontier of Harm
Reduction: Expanding Services for Rural People Who Use Drugs
Learn more about innovative harm reduction strategies being tested across the country in response to rising
rates of overdose death and injection-related disease in Rural Health Information Hub's recent Rural
Rethinking Mental Health: A
Ashlyn Krieger, a third-year medical student at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, writes
about mental health. She is part of the TRHE project, which helps resident physicians and health profession
students take a closer look at the health needs of communities in which they are training.