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CHI St. Alexius Health Supports Local Education

May 28, 2021 12:05PM ● By Med Magazine

The CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Foundation has received a grant from the State  Office of Rural Health program to help execute a portion of the community health needs assessment  conducted in 2019 by the UND Center for Rural Health on behalf of CHI St. Alexius Health. 

One area identified as a need in the community health needs assessment is access to Behavioral Health  Resources. Funds received from this grant will be used to purchase educational resources for local  teachers to use in engaging with students who may be engaging in risky behaviors and suffering from  mental health related issues.  

“We are excited to partner with the office of Rural Health Program to increase access and resources to  one of our most vulnerable populations – our youth,” said Lynn Nyquist, physician at CHI St. Alexius  Health. “Receiving these funds will allow us to reach and have a positive effect on not only the youth in  our community, but their educators as well.” 

The grant will feature a Lunch and Learn forum at Lewis and Clark Elementary School on Wednesday,  May 26. During this event, behavioral health educational resources will be presented to the school for  use during the upcoming school year.