Programs & Initiatives
- American Indian Health Research Conference
A venue to share current research activities concerning health risk and health promotion among Native American communities.
- Area Health Education Center Program (AHEC)
The purpose of the AHEC is to improve the distribution, diversity, supply and quality of health care personnel in the health care services delivery system.
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield Rural Health Grant Program
Supports projects that demonstrate collaborative efforts involving rural providers and their communities to support physical activity for all ages.
- CAH Quality Network
Supports quality improvement activities of CAH Network members and assists them with the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
- CDC Community Transformation Grant (CTG)
Capacity-building program that targets tobacco-free living, healthy lifestyles, and clinical prevention services in the state of North Dakota, particularly in rural communities.
- Community Apgar Project (Apgar)
A research-validated questionnaire used to assist rural hospitals in North Dakota identify strengths and challenges related to recruiting Family Medicine Physicians.
- Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
Provides an opportunity for over 300 health care professionals, educators, and students to share strategies for building and sustaining healthy communities in North Dakota.
- Dementia Care Services Data Collection & Statistical Analysis
Assess the impact of interventions designed to aid care providers of North Dakota residents with dementia.
- Environmental Scan of Health and Health Care in North Dakota (ESCAN)
Results from an assessment conducted from December 2008 to February 2009 provides an overview of selected health and health care issues in North Dakota.
- Flex (Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program)
Assist small rural hospitals to maintain access to health services for rural residents.
- Health in Partnership with Education (HIPE) Week (HIPE Week)
HIPE Week is an opportunity to educate students about health care related professions.
- Health Workforce Information Center (HWIC)
Provides free access to the most recent resources on the nationís health workforce in one easy-to-use online location.
- National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI)
NIEJI will begin to address the lack of culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation in Indian Country.
- National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Partnership
The Center for Rural Health and the National Institute of Mental Healthís effort to improve the mental health of individuals and families across North Dakota.
- National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA)
Improving the quality of life for Native elders through research, training and technical assistance.
- Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
The Rural Assistance Center (RAC) is a national rural health and human services information portal.
- Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program
Camps hosted in rural communities and at UND that introduce students to health care careers and opportunities in North Dakota through interactive activities.
- Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center (RHRPRC)
One of seven Rural Health Research Centers in the nation funded by the federal Office of Rural Health Policy.
- Rural Health Research Gateway
Examines and produces effective dissemination products and approaches for diverse audiences at the national, state and community level.
- Seven Generations Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health (SGCoE)
A program funded by the Health Resources and Services Administrationís Bureau of Health Professions to provide training and support for Native Americans for careers in behavioral health.
- Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)
Provides funding to small rural hospitals to help them pay for costs related to the implementation of PPS, comply with provisions of HIPAA, and reduce medical errors and support quality improvement.
- State Office of Rural Health (SORH)
A federal-state partnership to help rural communities build their health care services through public and private partnerships and initiatives in rural health development.
- State Stroke Program
Facilitates the on-boarding of ND Critical Access Hospitals to the State Stroke Registry and provides ongoing assistance and support to registry participants.
- Traumatic Brain Injury State Partnership (TBI)
Works toward the building of a comprehensive system of coordinated services for individuals with TBI and their families.
TruServe is a web-based tracking system that allows organizations to conveniently monitor and report progress.