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Center for Rural Health Projects

  • Area Health Education Center Program
    The purpose of the Area Health Education Center Program is to improve the distribution, diversity, supply, and quality of healthcare personnel in the healthcare services delivery system.
  • Building Healthier Rural Community (BUILD) Grants Program
    Supports projects that demonstrate collaborative efforts involving rural providers and their communities to support health and well-being for all.
  • 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 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process. Critical Access Hospitals must conduct a CHNA every three years, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
  • COVID-19 Health Disparities Grant
    The COVID-19 Health Disparities Grant is comprised of five different projects that will provide additional resources to hospitals, health workforce, Indigenous caregivers, and behavioral health professionals to increase health equity throughout the state.
  • 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.
  • 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 School of Medicine & Health Sciences academic departments and programs.
  • 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.
  • Native Urban Elder Needs Assessment Survey (NUENAS 1.0)
    The Native Urban Elder Needs Assessment Survey is a project focusing on needs and resources of native urban elders through data collection and analysis.
  • 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 Qualified Service Provider (QSP) Hub
    The North Dakota QSP Hub serves as the resource center for agency and individual QSPs throughout 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.
  • 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 the University of North Dakota that introduce students to healthcare careers and opportunities in North Dakota through interactive activities.
  • Rural Community Toolbox: Funding & Resources for Rural Communities to Address Substance Misuse
    The Rural Community Toolbox highlights federal resources and funding programs to help rural communities address substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder.
  • Rural Health Clinic Network
    The Rural Health Clinic Network is a network of clinics throughout North Dakota which receive support for various measures.
  • Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)
    The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) is a national rural health and human services information portal.
  • 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.

Past Projects