Skip to main content


Everyone deserves access to quality healthcare, no matter your address or the size of your primary healthcare facility. The Center for Rural Health leverages resources to sustain and enhance the quality healthcare provided by North Dakota's rural hospitals and clinics by:

  • Coordinating statewide efforts for critical access hospitals to share best practices, tools, and resources related to providing quality care.
  • Facilitating the distribution of grants to rural communities to improve programs, equipment, and overall care.
  • Collecting data for healthcare facilities to benchmark work and improve practices, resulting in even better care for rural North Dakotans.

For more information on the importance of quality healthcare nationwide, see the Healthcare Quality page on the Center for Rural Health's Rural Health Information Hub website.

Key Contact

Jody Ward, MS, RN, APHN
Program Director

Current Projects