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 healthcare services through collaborations and
initiatives with a wide range of partners across the state.
Administers and coordinates the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program
in collaboration with the North Dakota Department of Health, North Dakota Hospital Association, and the
Quality Health Associates of North Dakota (formerly North Dakota Healthcare Review), which is our state's
CMS-contracted QIO (Quality Improvement Organization).
Helps keep rural health organizations informed about resources and opportunities through support of the
Center for Rural Health monthly electronic newsletter.
Collaborates with partner organizations such as the North Dakota Department of Health, Human Services;
North Dakota Health Information Network; North Dakota Hospital Association; North Dakota
Long Term Care Association; Mental Health America of North Dakota; North Dakota Medical
Association; North Dakota Nursing Association; North Dakota Public Health Association;
Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas; Quality Health Associates of North Dakota; and
other University of North Dakota Departments.