What We Do

We work in a variety of areas to bring together expertise and help share knowledge and tools with a broad range of rural and tribal stakeholders.

We are a helping hand for rural and tribal communities in North Dakota, the region, and the nation.

The Center for Rural Health is designated as the North Dakota State Office of Rural Health, a federal-state partnership that helps rural communities build their health care services. Through a variety of projects and working with a wide range of partners, we focus on issues that are critical to our State's rural health delivery system.

We are also home to six national programs and three multi-state efforts related to rural and tribal health. These national and regional efforts help build and strengthen rural and tribal communities. The expertise cultivated through this work helps us do even more to support rural North Dakota.

Who We Work With

  • Rural health facilities, their urban partner organizations and health networks
  • Emergency medical service units
  • Public health units
  • Health care professionals
  • Educators
  • Researchers
  • Foundations
  • Economic development associations
  • Tribes
  • Health, human services, and faith-based organizations
  • Health associations
  • State and federal agencies
  • Local, state, and federal policymakers