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.
Lynette Dickson, MS, RD, LRD - Associate Director
Most Recent Publications
- Defining Systems to Evaluate System Efficiency and Effectiveness
Article focuses on the application of systems thinking, systems theory and systems evaluation theory (SET) in evaluating of modern day systems efficiency and effectiveness.Author(s): Renger, R., Foltysova, J., Renger, J., Booze, W.
Publication: Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 17(3), 4-13
Date: August 2017
Type: Journal Article
- Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health Celebrates 30 Years
North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 40, Issue 2. Longtime statewide gathering of health professionals helps to improve the health of North Dakotans.Author(s): Massmann, N.
Date: July 2015
Most Recent Presentations
- Steps in Defining a Cardiac Care System for the Purpose of Quality Control and Quality Improvement
Presented by McPherson, M. on Oct 03, 2014 at the Biennial European Evaluation Society Conference, Dublin, Ireland