Blue Cross Blue Shield -- The Center for Rural Health, University
of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and 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
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Rural Grants
Healthcare Services Outreach Program -- The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's Outreach
Program is a community-based grant program aimed towards promoting rural healthcare services by enhancing
healthcare delivery in rural communities.
Development Grant Program (Unavailable at this time) -- These grants are designed to further ongoing
collaborative relationships among healthcare organizations by funding rural health networks that focus on
integrating clinical, information, administrative, and financial systems across members.
Access to Emergency Devices (RAED) Grant Program (Unavailable at this time) -- The Rural Access to
Emergency Devices (RAED) Grant Program provides funding to rural communities to purchase automated external
defibrillators (AEDs) and provide training in their use and maintenance.
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