Wellness briefly

Brain injury committee to meet

BISMARCK The N.D. Department of Human Services’ Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee will meet today from 1 to 3:30 p.m. by means of five video conference sites in North Dakota.

The committee meets quarterly to advise the department on program and policy developments to help meet the needs of individuals with traumatic brain injuries and their families.

The public is invited to participate in the meeting from any of the locations including Bismarck, Devils Lake, Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot. The meeting in Minot will take place at North Central Human Service Center, 1015 South Broadway, Suite 18, Conference Room 411.

Meeting agenda includes multiple reports from the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health; Community Options for Residential and Employment Services Inc. on the pre-vocational skills services program; HIT Inc. on the social and recreational services program; and Department of Human Services’ Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Division on traumatic brain injury services in North Dakota. There will also be discussion about the Interim Human Services Committee study on traumatic brain injuries. A complete agenda is online at (

For information on the advisory committee or on traumatic brain injury services and support, contact the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Division of the N.D. Department of Human Services at 328-8920, toll free 800-755-2719 or ND Relay TTY 800-366-6888.

Wellness award nominations sought

Minot Area Team Wellness is seeking nominations in order to honor those who are promoting a healthy lifestyle. The team is composed of professionals from the community from multiple organizations including First District Health Unit, Trinity Hospital, Minot State University, Minot Air Base and NDSU Extension Service. Minot Area Team Wellness members share the common goal of promoting a healthy lifestyle and have offered events such as Walk Minot and Square Foot Gardening classes. To nominate the organization to receive the Moving More Eating Smarter Wellness Award, complete an application and return to First District Health Unit. The application can be found online at ( Applications are accepted at any time. A winner will be chosen among entries received by March 15.