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CHI Mercy Health provides classes and workshops throughout the year on a variety of health-related topics. We encourage you to check the calendar to view our current schedule. Additionally, we provide information on important topics as well as valuable links to other sites providing important information to help keep you and your family healthy and well informed

Health Education

Check our calendar for the most current schedule of upcoming classes and workshops.

The Young People’s Healthy Heart Program at CHI Mercy Health also provides community classes on nutrition and physical activity for community groups and organizations, businesses, schools – people of all ages. For more information, go to

Medication Reconciliation – Tips and tools to help you prevent errors and mistakes when taking and managing your medications.

Emergency Care at CHI Mercy Health – Learn more about why and when to come to the
hospital’s Emergency Department.

Stroke Education – It’s important to understand the signs of stroke and what to do when you or someone you know experiences any of the signs.

Heart Attack Education – Heart attacks are the most common cause of death in the U.S. Learn more about the signs and actions to take if you or someone around you experiences heart attack symptoms.

Injury Prevention – Most injuries are preventable. Learn more about the cause of most injuries and what you can do to prevent them.

Health Care Directives
Advance Directives

Patients have the opportunity to express their wishes regarding the use or refusal of medical care, including life-prolonging treatment, nutrition and hydration.

Competent adults have the right and responsibility to control decisions relating to their medical care, including the decision to have medical or surgical treatment withheld or withdrawn. One way to control those decisions is by completing a Health Care Directive. A Health Care Directive includes appointment of a health care agent and/or health care instructions. Health Care Directives are honored at CHI Mercy Health, including those from residents of other states. CHI Mercy Health also provides a mechanism for you to execute a Health Care Directive while a patient.

Advance directive forms as well as the laws regarding advance directives for North Dakota are available at CHI Mercy Health from the Director of Social and Behavioral Services at 701-845-6436.


North Dakota Catholic Health Care Directive

ND Advance Directive

Additional Resources

North Dakota Century Code / Healthcare Directive

North Dakota Catholic Health Care Directive

Community Conversations on Compassionate Care Videos


There is a variety of organizations that provide valuable information to help you manage your health and stay well informed. Here are a few links you may find useful:

Alzheimer’s Association
Links to caregiver resources, news, medical and research development, public policy information and related resources.

Caregiving for Alzheimer’s: Home Modifications for Loved Ones

Caregiver Resources

American Cancer Society
Fact sheets, statistics, and information from the American Cancer Society.

American Diabetes Association
Links to recommendations and patient education information, diabetes education programs. Site is searchable by state and topic.

American Heart Association
Guidelines and fact sheets, including “Heart Disease & Stroke Guide.”

American Liver Foundation
Information and resources on the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

American Lung Association
Easy access to information on a variety of lung health issues, including asthma, asthma and children, smoking and tobacco control, lung disease and related diseases.

American Red Cross
Provides information about the Red Cross, including its services and opportunities for involvement.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association
Provides a variety of information and resources on what is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Arthritis Foundation
Fact sheets, news releases, resource room and links to other sources.

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention
Your online source for credible health information.

Crohns Disease Information

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
A comprehensive resource on Cystic Fibrosis.
Addiction isn’t a choice, and people suffering from it need help to recover.

Drug Information for Consumers (FDA)
Resources compiled by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Epilepsy Foundation of America
Comprehensive information and resources provide by the national voluntary agency dedicated solely to the welfare of children and adults with epilepsy.

Financial Tips for Seniors
Every adult has to attend to financial matters, but seniors have special considerations to keep in mind.

Hands-only CPR
Educating yourself on Hands-only CPR will increase the chance that you can help when an adult suddenly collapses.

Hospice Foundation of America
End-of-life care resources for professionals, patients and families.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
This site provides links to information on leukemia, myeloma and lymphoma.

Lupus Foundation of America
Extensive site containing information on chapters, current Information, FAQ’s, and links to other credible sites.
Helping Mesothelioma Patients Since 1966. – Hope. Faith. Help.
Helping bring you hope, faith, and financial help when navigating through mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center
Empower yourself with education, expertise and understanding to fight mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Cancer Outreach
Mesothelioma only affects 3,000 people a year in the United States. It is a rare, but aggressive cancer, almost always 100% fatal. Mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungs and can sometimes be misdiagnosed as lung cancer. Our goal at Mesothelioma Guide is to increase awareness, education and support for those with mesothelioma and their families.

Mesothelioma Guide
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer and very few treat it. The average latency period that mesothelioma takes to develop is anywhere from 20-40 years. Since this period is so long, mesothelioma usually affects older adults in their 60’s and 70’s. We specialize in connecting patients with doctors and treatment options that are best suited for them. Our services and resources are 100% free to patients and family members.

Mesothelioma Treatment
How Do Doctors Treat Mesothelioma? Treatment for mesothelioma depends on the type and stage of the cancer but usually includes surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, or combination of all or some of these treatments.

Moving Tips for Seniors and People With Disabilities –
Hiring movers, downsizing and processing emotions are just some of the things you’ll have to consider when helping a senior or individual with disabilities move into a new home. Fortunately, there are some resources to help make the move easier.

Muscular Dystrophy Association
A searchable database listing MDA clinics across the country, as well as numerous publications concerning neuromuscular diseases, “Ask the Experts” about current research developments and medical management of neuromuscular conditions.

National Kidney Foundation
Provides information and resources in helping to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.

National Lymphedema Network
Provides education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals and the general public on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.

National Mental Health Association
Promotes mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illnesses through advocacy, education, research and service.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Provides information and resources on this chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.

National Parkinson Foundation
Comprehensive site providing medical expertise and information.

National Stroke Association
Promotes national awareness of stroke risk factors and symptoms in reducing the incidence and impact of stroke.

North Dakota Poison Center
Provides emergency poison management services and poison prevention information to the citizens of the State of North Dakota.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network
Organization committed to raising Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) awareness. Ensuring health resources worldwide have the most accurate, and well-researched arthritis information available.

The Recovery Village – Personalized Addiction Treatment
Find Drug and Alcohol Treatment in North Dakota That Works

Senior Resources

Senior Guidance
An organization dedicated to providing assistance to the elderly. In addition to providing a number of helpful senior living resources and articles, we assist seniors and caregivers in locating more than 40,000 assisted living facilities in over 7,500 cities across the United States. We help those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia find the memory care facilities that can take great care of them.

Moving Advice for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Renters’ Rights for Tenants with Disabilities

Internet Gateway for Low Vision

Managing Sensory Processing Issues At Home

Cleaner Indoor Air Campaign

Keeping Seniors Safe Around Construction Sites

Limited Mobility Home Modifications

Making the Move To Assisted Living

Guide for Finding Credible Medical Information

A Guide to Smart Home Tech for the Disabled and Elderly

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