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State Office of Rural Health Grants

Grants Administered by the Center

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield -- The Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences is pleased to announce that Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) will offer a sixth year of funding for their rural health grant program.
  • Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) -- The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's Small Rural Hospital Improvement (SHIP) Grant Program provides funding to small rural hospitals to help them do any or all of the following: 1) pay for costs related to the implementation of PPS, 2) comply with provisions of HIPAA and 3) reduce medical errors and support quality improvement.
  • North Dakota Flex Grant Program -- The North Dakota Flex Program provides financial assistance to North Dakota's Critical Access Hospitals in their efforts to adapt to the changing rural healthcare environment.
    • CAH HIT Network Implementation Grant Program -- Facilitate the exchange of health information by implementing an interoperable electronic medical record along the continuum of care that is patient-centered, facilitating patient safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health services. Three North Dakota Critical Access Hospitals, one tertiary referral hospital, and ancillary providers including a community health center, will serve as the network model in this pilot project.

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Rural Grants