L to R: Mark Strand, Donald Miller, Theresa Will
The 2014 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health was held June 18-20 at the Alerus Conference Center in Grand Forks, ND. The Dakota Conference is a chance for members of the rural and public health community to share information and strategies for building and sustaining healthy communities in North Dakota.
Theresa Will, RN at City County Health District, won the “Outstanding Service Award” for her excellent work in the field of public health, including chronic disease management in partnership with local clinics, and improvement of mental health screening and services in the county.
Mark Strand, NDSU MPH faculty, won the “Outstanding Rural Educator/Mentor” award, for his work educating public health students to meet the rural health workforce, and for mentoring local public health unit staff members.