UND-based Center for Rural Health says focus is on collaboration
The Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health kicked off at the Alerus Center, Grand Forks.
The three-day gathering focuses on the special collaborative efforts and partnerships that underscore health care delivery in North Dakota.
“We’re also going to examine the Affordable Health Care Act and its impacts on rural health,” said Lynette Dickson, associate director of the University of North Dakota-based Center for Rural Health and one of the conference organizers. “It’s about understanding the environment that we’re working in. We’re focusing on collaboration to provide and improve health care.”
The supporting partners of the conference are the Center for Rural Health; the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences; the UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines; North Dakota Public Health Association; Altru Health System; and the North Dakota Rural Health Association.
The conference continues Friday, June 20. All sessions are at the Alerus Center, Grand Forks.
For more details, see the conference main website: ruralhealth.UND.edu/dakota-conference
Conference at-a-glance schedule: ruralhealth.UND.edu/dakota-conference/pdf/2014-at-a-glance-schedule.pdf
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