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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.
  • Behavioral Health Workforce Development
    The purpose of the project is to develop a sustainable behavioral health workforce implementation plan and a certification process for behavioral health peer support specialists.
  • Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training
    Aims to develop and expand the behavioral health workforce through improved training and by providing stipends to graduate level students in the University of North Dakota behavioral health programs.
  • 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.
  • Community Apgar Project
    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 Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA)
    Brings together researchers and clinicians with diverse experience from across the region to develop unique and innovative means of combating cancer in North and South Dakota.
  • 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.
  • Evaluating Statewide Oral Health Programs
    CRH will complete an evaluation of two federally funded oral health programs.
  • 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.
  • Evaluation of the North Dakota State Opioid Response Grant
    CRH will track opioid treatment and recovery services feedback and collaboratively assess and share data to help improve opioid related issues.
  • Flex (Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program)
    Assist small rural hospitals to maintain access to health services for rural residents.
  • Healthcare Workforce Group
    The Healthcare Workforce Group is responsible for reporting outcomes for SMHS academic departments and programs.
  • Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
    The Mountain Plains MHTTC provides comprehensive training, resources, and technical assistance to mental health providers and other practitioners in Region 8.
  • 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 Palliative Care Task Force
    Works to increase education and awareness of palliative care for providers and community members throughout the state of North Dakota.
  • North Dakota Rural Community-Based Palliative Care
    The North Dakota Rural Community-Based Palliative Care Project helps rural communities meet the growing need for palliative care.
  • 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.
  • Project ECHO
    The Project Echo model uses technology to connect multidisciplinary teams of experts with rural providers in an effort to equip those providers with specialized knowledge to deliver high-quality care locally.
  • 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 Community Opioid Response Program: Planning Grant
    The goal of this project is to develop and strengthen multi-sector collaborations that will lead to targeted interventions addressing specific opioid use disorder (OUD) prevention, treatment, or recovery needs in high-risk rural North Dakota communities.
  • 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.
  • 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 (SEOW)
    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.