November 2023 Center for Rural Health Update
FOCUS on Rural Health
Constructing a Bright Future in
Critical Access Hospitals across North Dakota are updating their facilities in preparation to serve their
communities for decades to come.
CRH Releases Updated Communication
A toolkit from the Center for Rural Health (CRH) provides rural healthcare organizations with advice for
communicating with their target audiences.
North Dakota Brain Injury Network Receives Gibbens
The North Dakota Association for the Disabled awards grants for serving at-risk individuals.
Antonson Chosen as the North Dakota 2023 Community
Pete Antonson has been named the North Dakota 2023 Community Star recipient by the National Organization of
State Offices of Rural Health and CRH.
28 Rural Hospitals in North Dakota Recognized for
Twenty-eight Critical Access Hospitals have been recognized for excellence from The Chartis Center for Rural
National Rural Health Day Photo Contest
CRH announces the top four images from our photo contest.
CRH Welcomes New
Stephanie Weber joins the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) as a project assistant.
Provider Experiences Needed for Colorectal Cancer
Screening and Treatment
A University of North Dakota research study is looking to interview providers who work with colorectal
cancer screening and treatment.
Funding & Other Opportunities
Mind Matters Call for
Presentations for the 2024 Mind Matters Conference are now being accepted. Presentations should feature
topics of interest to the community that highlight new innovative research, trends, practice strategies, and
collaborative models of care for individuals living with a brain injury.
Deadline: December 1
Funding Announcement: Rural Health
Network Development Planning Program
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is making awards available for the 2024 Rural Health Network
Development Planning Program. This program supports the planning and development of integrated healthcare
networks seeking to expand access and improve quality of care in rural communities.
Deadline: January 26, 2024
Dakota Conference on Rural and Public
The Dakota Conference will be held June 4-6, 2024, in Grand Forks. Connect with healthcare professionals,
educators, and students from across the state to discuss strategies and challenges related to rural health.
2024 North Dakota
Flex Annual CAH and RHC Meeting
The 2024 Flex Annual Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Meeting will be held
April 17, 2024, at the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. This is an opportunity for CAHs and
RHCs to come together in person and discuss issues regarding healthcare in North Dakota. All facilities are
encouraged to send staff.
Publications & Resources
One Health Recovery
One Health, a consortium of Federally Qualified Health Centers serving rural Montana, developed a team of
"recovery doulas" who offer services to women and their partners from pregnancy through the first year of
parenthood. Featured in RHIhub's Rural Health Models & Innovations.
Health: National Rural Health Day and a Behavioral Health Community Star
The November episode of RHIhub's Exploring Rural Health podcast features Jason Lillich, Executive
Director of Three Rivers Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Center in South Dakota. Jason and his
organization are one of this year's NOSORH Community Stars.
Webinar Recording: Unmasking Brain Injury
Presented virtually on October 26 by Carly
Endres at the 2023 North Dakota Cardiac and Stroke Conference. View the presentation
Native Urban Elder Needs
Assessment Survey: A Survey of Urban Elders, 2023 Data Book
Data collected through the Native Urban Needs Assessment Survey (NUENAS 1.0) is shared in this data booklet.
The Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camps and Scrubs
Academies share their activities over the past year.
Medical Students Write About Health Outcomes
The Targeted Rural Health Education (TRHE) project helps resident physicians and health profession students
take a closer look at the health needs of communities in which they are training. The writers promote
positive health outcomes in their rural communities. Here are the two most recent articles: