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North Dakota Center for Nursing hosts Culture of Health Think Tank

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Center for Nursing (NDCN) will host a Culture of Health Think Tank meeting, Wednesday, June 21, at the UND School of Medicine in Grand Forks.

Over 100 stakeholders from across North Dakota, including community leaders and nurses, are expected to participate in the event, with the goal of developing scalable solutions to build healthy communities. The event is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation

Dr. Patricia Moulton, ND Center for Nursing Executive Director, says the Think Tank’s goal is foster creativity to build healthier, more vibrant communities.

“We are hosting the Building a Culture of Health Think Tank to bring this new initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to North Dakota,” says Moulton. “Everyone deserves to live the heathiest life possible which forms the basis for the Culture of Health framework. A Culture of Health invites new thinking about how we think about health and health care and view our communities.”

The Culture of Health Think Tank will begin at 8:00 AM at the UND School of Medicine. Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown will make remarks to attendees, followed by a presentation from Robert Wood Johnson Senior Adviser for Nursing, Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN.

A complete agenda can be downloaded at the following link: https://goo.gl/VXawMa

The ND Center for Nursing was created in 2011 as a centralized coordinating organization for North Dakota’s nursing community. The mission of the North Dakota Center for Nursing is to guide the ongoing development of a well-prepared and diverse nursing workforce to meet the needs of the citizens of North Dakota through research, education, recruitment and retention, advocacy and public policy.