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North Dakota Organizations

Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS - CASH)
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health focusing on respiratory disease research, injury surveillance, and educational needs of farmers, including non-traditional farmers, their family members, and workers.
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Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health (CRCAIH)
Focuses on building tribal research infrastructure and transdisciplinary research teams in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota. Helps tribal communities and health professionals plan and perform research addressing the health issues of American Indians.
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Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
works to unite health centers in an advocacy and mutual support network of community-based providers of primary care and related services for underserved communities in the Mountain and Plains states.
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Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD)
Provides leadership on primary healthcare issues in the areas of community development, health career resources, and health policy in North Dakota and South Dakota. Includes a listing of community health centers throughout ND and SD. Serves as the Primary Care Association for North Dakota and South Dakota.
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Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (GPTRAC)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Assists healthcare organizations, networks, and providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Nebraska.
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High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS)
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at Colorado State University that focuses on research, education, and prevention/intervention programs that will improve the health and safety of individuals working in agriculture, forestry and fishing in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
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Native Governance Center (NGC)
Assists tribal nations in strengthening their governance systems and ability to exercise their sovereignty. The organization's service area includes 23 Native nations in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota.
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North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD)
One of four regional rural development centers in the nation. Works with extension professionals, researchers, and partners to enhance rural development outcomes. Serves a 12 state area in the North Central region which includes ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, IN, MI, and OH.
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North Dakota Area Health Education Center (NDAHEC)
Works to improve the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals in underserved and rural areas. Includes two AHECs.
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North Dakota Community Action Partnership (NDCAP)
Consists of seven Community Action Agencies in North Dakota who provide programs and services that empower low-income individuals and families to become self sufficient.
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North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Quality Network
Supports ongoing performance improvement of North Dakota's Critical Access Hospitals. Assists with the Medicare Conditions of Participation. Works to improve information sharing and networking.
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North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH)
Oversees 16 program areas including Rural Health Clinics, Home Health and Hospice Programs, Hospitals, and Skilled Nursing Homes. Also serves as the North Dakota Primary Care Office.
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North Dakota EMS Association (NDEMSA)
Works to sustain and strengthen emergency medical services in North Dakota. Supports EMS legislation. Oversees the Rural EMS Assistance Grant program. Funds training, equipment, and staffing for ND ambulance services.
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North Dakota Health Information Technology
Facilitates the adoption and use of health information technology in North Dakota. Works to improve healthcare quality, patient safety, and efficiency of healthcare and public health services. Includes training resources for rural providers. Sponsors the North Dakota HIT Planning Loan Program which assists healthcare providers with the purchase, installation, and support of electronic health information technology systems.
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North Dakota Hospital Association (NDHA)
Represents hospitals and health systems throughout North Dakota.
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North Dakota Public Health Association (NDPHA)
Works to improve and promote health for residents of North Dakota. Sections include Environmental Health, Emergency Response, Health Policy, Injury Prevention, Nursing, Nutrition, and Tobacco Prevention.
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North Dakota Rural Health Association (NDRHA)
Identifies healthcare needs of rural North Dakota, presents a forum to share ideas and information, and supports professional health education programs.
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North Dakota State Office of Rural Health
Helps North Dakota's rural communities build healthcare services through collaborations and initiatives. Works with hospitals and facilities, Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program, and grant development assistance. A division within the University of North Dakota's Center for Rural Health.
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North Dakota Targeted Rural Health Education Project (TRHE)
A project helping resident physicians and health profession students training in North Dakota to learn about the health needs of the rural community in which they serve. Developed in collaboration with the North Dakota Rural Health Association, the UND Center for Rural Health, and the UND Department of Family and Community Medicine.
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North Dakota Telepharmacy Project
Provides telepharmacy services to remote locations in North Dakota. A collaboration of the North Dakota State University (NDSU) College of Pharmacy, the North Dakota Board of Pharmacy, and the North Dakota Pharmacists Association.
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Quality Health Associates of North Dakota (QHA)
Serves as North Dakota's Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO). Provides quality improvement expertise and services through contracts with federal and state governments, research and granting entities, foundation and corporate grants, and other payors. Formerly called the North Dakota Health Care Review, Inc.
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Regional Extension Assistance Center for HIT: Minnesota and North Dakota (REACH)
Minnesota and North Dakota State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) that helps healthcare providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center (RHRPRC)
Former (2012-2016) federally-funded Rural Health Research Center funded by Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. A consortium of the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health and NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis. Examined issues and topics primarily related to the rural implications of health reform legislation, in particular frontier health services and systems.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: North Dakota (HUD)
Works to increase homeownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing. The HUD state office provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health (CRH)
Identifies and researches rural health issues, analyzes health policy, works to strengthen local capabilities, develops community-based alternatives, and advocates for rural concerns.
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USDA Rural Development North Dakota State Office
Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. The Rural Development State Office provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 4/26/2016