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North Dakota News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Feb 9, 2020 - Highlights a VA program in North Dakota that is focused on training community clergy to support rural veterans' mental health. The program has four modules that help trainees understand and address military culture, family life, mental healthcare, and networking.
Source: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Feb 3, 2020 - The North Dakota Department of Human Services invites nursing facilities and other local entities to apply for start-up grants and enroll as qualified service provider agencies to expand in-home care in rural areas. Applications are due by February 29, 2020.
Source: North Dakota Department of Human Services
Jan 27, 2020 - The world's first indigenous health Ph.D. program will launch this fall at the University of North Dakota, addressing a global need for well-trained administrators that understand indigenous health issues. The program will also offer distance education opportunities for students located in other areas of the country.
Source: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Jan 15, 2020 - The North Dakota Commerce Committee met to discuss the state's rural grocery system and how to best address the lack of access to fresh foods in rural communities. Some programs are currently testing the use of distribution hubs and climate-controlled grocery locker systems to see if these could be viable solutions to the issue.
Source: KX Net
Jan 8, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces its investment of $23 million in two high-speed broadband infrastructure projects in North Dakota. The projects will focus on rural e-Connectivity for 2,643 households and 78 businesses as part of USDA's ReConnect Pilot Program.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jan 7, 2020 - Grocery stores in rural America are struggling, features two small, independent groceries in North Dakota that are innovating strategies to stay open. Describes how grocery stores bring economic and social value to the local community as well as keep its residents healthy.
Source: Civil Eats
Dec 21, 2019 - Features the National Resource Center on Native American Aging, who helps tribes across the country administer a needs assessment survey and apply for federal funding to fix issues identified, focusing on the needs of Native elders. The North Dakota-based center is funded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and celebrated its 25th anniversary this year.
Source: Grand Forks Herald

Last Updated: 2/10/2020