The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) recently announced that the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences will receive $200,000 for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Planning (RCORP). The aim of RCORP is to increase access to substance abuse prevention and treatment services serving rural populations across the country. The CRH, which is also the State Office of Rural Health for North Dakota, is one of 95 rural health organizations throughout the U.S. sharing the $19 million FORHP RCORP funding.
“The primary purpose of this one-year grant is to establish a strong consortium that will work together to identify areas of need in our rural communities and brainstorm a strong and sustainable plan for addressing those rural community needs around opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, or recovery,” said Shawnda Schroeder, principal investigator for the CRH project. “We already have 16 enthusiastic and engaged consortium members who bring diverse expertise in areas of rural emergency medical services, law enforcement, tribal and non-tribal treatment centers, public health, health economics, community health centers, Critical Access Hospitals, rural health clinics, state agencies, state behavioral health licensure data, family medicine, rural medical student education, and peer support services.”
In addition, the City-County Health District in Valley City, N.D., received a $250,000 Rural Health Opioid Program (RHOP) award from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). HRSA is awarding nearly $6.5 million to 26 rural organizations to expand the reach of RHOP. Grant recipients will use the funds to help community members struggling with opioid use find local treatment options and support services through partnerships with local healthcare providers and other community-based groups.
The RCORP funding is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $1 billion in opioid-specific grants to help combat the crisis ravaging our country. The awards support HHS’s Five-Point Opioid Strategy, which was launched last year. New data unveiled recently by HHS suggests that efforts are now yielding progress at the national level.
The CRH, as the lead applicant for this proposal, will work with dedicated consortium members on this one-year project to develop and strengthen multi-sector collaborations that will lead to targeted interventions addressing specific opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, or recovery needs in high-risk rural North Dakota communities.
It has been a busy week since my last column! Homecoming 2018 was a resounding success, even if the football team unfortunately couldn’t finish the week off with a win.
UND Homecoming 2018 is in full swing! There have been a variety of activities already this week, including the Sioux Awards banquet last night at the Alerus Center.
This past Tuesday, a delegation from the UND SMHS traveled to Bismarck for a scheduled meeting of the SMHS Advisory Council.
We had a nice turnout yesterday for Java with Josh on the Northeast (Grand Forks) campus. I updated the attendees on some of the recent developments at the School, many of which I’ve discussed in recent E-News columns.
Congratulations are certainly in order to our School’s Senior Associate Dean for Medicine and Research, Dr.
UND Student Health Services is offering a series of dates and locations for UND faculty, staff, and students to get their flu shot this fall.
The 16th Annual American Indian Health Research Conference (AIHRC) takes place Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks.
The North Dakota Medical Association is collaborating with the North Dakota Chapter of the American College of Physicians for a combined annual meeting on Friday, October 5, 2018, at the Bismarck Event Center.
Zen in 10 focuses on stretching, breathing, and having fun with coworkers. Go back to work with less stress, more energy, and better body functioning.
Next week, SMHS Dean Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH, will present a talk titled “From Throat Ache to Heartache – A Tale of Rheumatic Fever Through Time and Across Continents” as part of UND's 2018-19 Faculty Lecture series.
Dr. Jacque Gray has received the Dr. Duane Mackey Lectureship and Award at the Great Plains Behavioral Health Conference in Rapid City, South Dakota, in recognition of her contributions in the field of addiction.
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) recently announced that the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences will receive $200,000 for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Planning (RCORP).
The Staff Senators at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences are collecting nonperishable food items for the Food for Thought food pantry, which serves UND students in need.
Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) members at UND are seeking to raise funds for the St.
Dr. Jonathan Geiger, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences, presented at a by-invitation-only workshop organized by the National Institute of Mental Health.
The North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) will hold its annual Research Symposium at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Oct.
The University of North Dakota and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Region IV are sponsoring a one-day workshop entitled "Sponsored Programs Essentials: Pre-Award and Post-award" on Friday, October 19, 2018, at the UND Energy & Environmental Research Center, 15 N.
The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Host-Pathogen Interactions is inviting UND faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students to attend the Annual Host-Pathogen CoBRE Symposium to be held at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
Sameera Rasheed, MD, will present "Homeless Mental Health” from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, at the UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo.
Maria Privratsky is a research specialist in the Biomedical Sciences Department at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks.
Heather Gilbert is the Educational Laboratory Manager for the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Department at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks.
Anna Pendleton is an Administrative Secretary with the Department of Physical Therapy at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Kristen Leighton is a research specialist at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks.
Julie Reiten is coordinator of Project ECHO for the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences.