CHNA Implementation Plan Funding
The Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences is
pleased to announce that the State Office of Rural Health program has made funding available for North
Dakota Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics, and local public health units to utilize in
executing activities that have resulted from their community's Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).
North Dakota Flex Funding Programs
The North Dakota Flex Program provides financial assistance to North Dakota's CAHs in their efforts to adapt
to the changing rural healthcare environment.
Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's SHIP Grant Program provides funding to small rural hospitals
to help them do any or all of the following: pay for costs related to the implementation of a prospective
payment system, comply with provisions of HIPAA and reduce medical errors and support quality improvement.
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Rural Community Grant Programs
Rural Health Care Services Outreach
This is a community-based grant program aimed towards promoting rural healthcare services by enhancing
healthcare delivery to rural underserved populations in the local community or region. Through consortia of
local healthcare and social service providers, communities can develop innovative approaches to challenges
related to the specific health needs in rural areas that expand clinical and service capacity in rural
Rural Health Network Development
The purpose of this program is to support integrated rural healthcare networks that have combined the
functions of the entities participating in the network, including skilled and experienced staff and a high
functioning network board, in order to address the healthcare needs of the targeted rural community.
Rural Health Network Development Planning
The purpose of this program is to promote the development of integrated health care networks in order to:
achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic healthcare services;
and strengthen the rural healthcare system as a whole. This program brings together key parts of a rural
healthcare delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to work
together to establish or improve local capacity and coordination of care.