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Moch selected

Renae Moch, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health director, has been selected to participate in a National Council for Behavioral Health Integrated Response Training program.

Forty public health officials from 22 states are participating in the program offered by the National Council for Behavioral Health. They will have access to tailored in-person training, webinars and other resources. They also will attend a two-day training at the annual National Council Conference April 23-25 in Washington, D.C.

With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health will address the opioid epidemic and the need for integrated health and behavioral health care.

 Kalvoda to present

Joe Kalvoda, principal at South Central High School in Bismarck, is to be a presenter in early March at the National Alternative Education Association national conference in Dallas.

In his presentation, titled Reinventing Your Alternative High School, Kalvoda will talk about the five initiatives SCHS staff implemented to change the way they serve alternative education students. The initiatives are positive attendance and proficiency-based education, flexible schedule and student choice, trauma-informed school staff, positive relationships with community members and an adviser/advisee program.

Sertoma assists

The Bismarck Sertoma Club donated $7,280 last year.

Recipients were the Abused Adult Resource Center, Ruth Meiers Hospitality House, Charles Hall Youth Services, Carrie’s Kids, Camp Sertoma, Community Action Program, Tracy’s Sanctuary, Barry’s Kids, Pride Manchester House, Soup Cafe, Heart River Bridges of Hope, Ministry on the Margins, Welcome House, The Banquet and the Scottish Rite Speech Therapy Center.

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