Center for Rural Health Projects

  • 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 healthcare personnel in the healthcare services delivery system.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation 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)
    A national chronic disease and health status assessment project that ceased operation as of September 2014.
  • 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.
  • Community Health Needs Assessment
    Hospitals work with their communities to identify the health needs of their citizens through the CHNA process. Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) must conduct a CHNA once every three years, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
  • Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
    Provides an opportunity for over 300 healthcare professionals, educators, and students to share strategies for building and sustaining healthy communities in North Dakota.
  • Evaluation of Cardiac System of Care
    This project focuses on the evaluation of the cardiac system of care in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
  • Flex (Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program)
    Assist small rural hospitals to maintain access to health services for rural residents.
  • Fluoride Varnish Application in North Dakota Clinics
    The Fluoride Varnish Application project assesses pediatric oral health in North Dakota through survey data collected from pediatricians and family physicians.
  • Health in Partnership with Education (HIPE) Week
    HIPE Week is an opportunity to educate students about healthcare related professions.
  • National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI)
    NIEJI will work 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 Health’s 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.
  • Native Aging in Place Project (NAPP)
    NAPP works with the Spirit Lake Nation to build local capacity to care for the community’s elders while they remain in their homes.
  • NIEJI Innovation Grant
    Provides opportunities to tribes to develop elder abuse protection programs, gather tribal data about elder abuse in Indian Country, and produce additional training modules for professionals on working with elder abuse in Indian Country.
  • North Dakota Behavioral Health Stakeholders
    The Behavioral Health Stakeholders are a group of dedicated professionals working together to enhance the quality of services available to the citizens of North Dakota who are challenged with behavioral health and/or substance abuse issues.
  • North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN)
    The North Dakota Brain Injury Network strives to improve the quality of life for individuals with brain injuries.
  • North Dakota Oral Health Status
    The North Dakota Oral Health Status project produces research on oral health in North Dakota. Develops evidence-based recommendations to improve access to dental services, funded by Pew Charitable Trusts and conducted by the UND Center for Rural Health.
  • Oral Health in North Dakota’s Long Term Care Facilities
    This project assesses oral health services among long term care residents in North Dakota.
  • Primary Care Office (PCO)
    The North Dakota Primary Care Office (PCO) program is a subcontract with the North Dakota State Health Department for recruitment and retention assistance and shortage area designation activities.
  • 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 healthcare careers and opportunities in North Dakota through interactive activities.
  • Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)
    The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) is a national rural health and human services information portal.
  • 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 Administration’s 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 Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOWs)
    Utilizes relevant state, tribal, and local data to guide substance use prevention planning, programming and evaluation.
  • State Office of Rural Health (SORH)
    A federal-state partnership to help rural communities build their healthcare services through public and private partnerships and initiatives in rural health development.
  • TruServe
    TruServe is a web-based tracking system that allows organizations to conveniently monitor and report progress.
  • Wac'in Yeya: The Hope Project
    A pilot research grant to conduct focus groups with Lakota youth and develop creative projects about what gives them hope.