ND Roughrider Health Conference – “Let the Health Adventure Begin”

Greetings from the North Dakota Roughrider Health Promotion Association Board! We are heading back to MEDORA, where we will be celebrating our 38th year of the conference with the theme “LET THE HEALTH ADVENTURE BEGIN.” The conference dates are May 28th – May 31st, 2024

Most schools have funding, and it might be possible for your school to send a team to the Roughrider Conference. The ND Dept. of Health and Human Services is hoping to have grant money available again this year. That said, registration for the Roughrider Conference is open, and we can take payment at any time.

We are pleased to announce we have “JON LOKHORST-YOUR BEST LEADERSHIP- Increase team member engagement and closing the conference will be STEVEN IWERSEN-CHAMPIONS IN CHAOS – Strategies for success. The conference week will be filled in between with many other topics such as Digestive Health, Mental Health, Sleep Health, School Safety, Body Toxins, Hormone Health, School Management, Living Life, Managing Stress, Health Education, Obesity, Diabetes, Relaxation Techniques, Healthy Lifestyle, Fitness.

We do not have a team size requirement, as you can come solo. A big part of the Roughrider Conference is the school action plan; with the expectation that each school will implement it in a way that suits their community. You may take the conference for two credits as in the past. Get registered NOW for only $250 per person, so the first to register and send payment will be accepted in order.

The Roughrider website, NDROUGHRIDER.COM, has conference information, registration links, credit information, schedules, testimonials, pictures and videos of past conferences, etc. We have secured a Roughrider special rate of $126.50 per double occupancy. Call and reserve your rooms early if you plan to attend. (1-800-MEDORA1) and ask for the Roughrider room block. Please feel free to forward this information to anyone you know who may be interested. We wish you a great school year and hope to see you in Medora. Rod Volk-Roughrider President

Bakken Human Trafficking Summit

Human Trafficking exists in North Dakota. The agencies, service-providers, and individuals working to address this issue face many challenges: educating the public, apprehending offenders, supporting survivors, and working towards prevention. The 4th Annual Bakken Human Trafficking Summit will focus on a variety of topics related to sex and labor trafficking, sexual exploitation, and more. This event, organized by North Dakota-based nonprofit 31:8 Project, features several keynotes, breakout sessions, and panel discussions to better inform the community about sex and labor trafficking in Western North Dakota. Our event speakers will include: law enforcement, healthcare professionals, human service representatives, and survivors of human trafficking.

The event takes place on May 21-22 in Minot, ND at the MSU Ann Nicole Nelson Hall located at 500 University Ave W.
Breakfast and snacks will be provided. Attendees will have a mid-day break to get lunch on their own. Continuing Education credit and hours available for professionals attending the Bakken Human Trafficking Summit. This event is open to the public. Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, discretion is advised. Scholarships are available. E-mail programs@318project.org to learn more about scholarship tickets availability.

There will be a social for attendees on the evening of Tuesday, May 21st.

Medical professionals, faith groups, law enforcement, human service providers, hospitality workers, business owners, parents/guardians, educators, service clubs, government officials, and other community groups are invited to attend as we work together to learn about the issues facing the region and the action steps we can take moving forward.