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Community conversation on barriers to colorectal cancer screening to be held virtually in August

A research team at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is studying barriers to, and support for, colorectal cancer prevention and treatment in North Dakota. If you live in one of the 14 identified counties listed below and are age 50 or older, please join us for a virtual community conversation around local barriers to specific healthcare services. Informal events will be held virtually the week of Aug. 28, 2023, in North Dakota. Participants will receive a $50 gift card for their time sharing experiences with specific health care services.

WHO: North Dakota adults, age 50 or older living in one of the identified counties (Adams, Burleigh, Benson, Cavalier, Golden Valley, Pierce, Bottineau, Ransom, Slope, Mountrail, Renville, Towner, Sargent, Walsh)

WHEN: The week of Aug. 28

WHERE: Virtual, video conference meetings (link will be sent to you after you register)

Discussion with Men

  • Monday, Aug. 28, noon – 1:30 p.m. CT
  • Wednesday, Aug. 30, noon – 1:30 p.m. CT
  • Friday, Sept. 1, noon – 1:30 p.m. CT

Discussion with Women

  • Tuesday, Aug. 29, noon – 1:30 p.m. CT
  • Thursday, Aug. 31, noon – 1:30 p.m. CT
  • Friday, Sept. 1, 8 – 9:30 a.m. CT

Learn more about this project, meeting dates and times, and consider volunteering here: (if you have a smartphone, take a picture of the square code and it will open the information page).

Questions? Contact Cameryn Ryan, doctoral student in the UND SMHS Department of Indigenous Health, at or 701.777.0787.