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North Dakota Organizations

Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH)
Focuses on research, intervention, education, and outreach activities to meet the needs of farmers, including non-traditional farmers, their family members, and workers. A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health.
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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. Assists tribal communities and health professionals plan and perform research to study health issues facing American Indians.
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Community Action Partnership of North Dakota (CAPND)
Represents eight community action agencies in North Dakota that provide programs and services to empower low-income individuals and families to become self sufficient.
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Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
Provides education, training, tools, and workforce development opportunities to community health centers in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
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Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD)
Serves as the primary care association for North Dakota and South Dakota. Supports Community Health Centers (CHCs). Provides a variety of resources on multiple topics to improve the delivery of healthcare services, topics in clinical, human resources, finances, outreach, and advocacy.
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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)
Focuses on research, education, and prevention/intervention programs to 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. A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at Colorado State University.
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Native Governance Center (NGC)
Assists tribal nations in strengthening their governance systems and ability to exercise their sovereignty. Serves 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 U.S. that works with extension professionals, researchers, and partners to enhance rural development outcomes. Serves a 12 state area in the North Central region which includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
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North Dakota Area Health Education Center (NDAHEC)
Supports collaboration between schools and community organizations that work to improve the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals in underserved and rural areas.
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North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Quality Network
Supports ongoing performance improvement in North Dakota's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Assists with the Medicare conditions of participation. Works to improve information sharing and networking.
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North Dakota Department of Health (NDDOH)
Serves as the Primary Care Office for the state of North Dakota. Oversees Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Home Health and Hospice Programs, Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Homes, and other programs that support rural healthcare.
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North Dakota EMS Association (NDEMSA)
Works to support and strengthen emergency medical services (EMS) in North Dakota. Oversees the Rural EMS Assistance Grant program. Provides advocacy and funds for training, equipment, and staffing for North Dakota ambulance services.
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North Dakota Health Information Technology (ND HEALTH IT)
Facilitates the adoption and use of health information technology (HIT) in North Dakota. Works to improve healthcare quality, patient safety, and the efficiency of healthcare and public health services. Includes training resources for rural providers.
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North Dakota Hospital Association (NDHA)
Represents hospitals and health-related member organizations throughout North Dakota. Provides a venue for discussion and advocacy to create an understanding of the healthcare needs and delivery of healthcare services in North Dakota.
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North Dakota Public Health Association (NDPHA)
Works to improve and promote the health of all residents of North Dakota. Supports programs and efforts on a variety of topics, such 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 in rural North Dakota. Acts as a forum to share ideas and information, and supports professional health education programs.
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North Dakota State Office of Rural Health (NDSORH)
Helps the rural communities in North Dakota build healthcare services through collaboration. Works with hospitals and other healthcare related facilities. Administers the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (FLEX), Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP), and provides grant development assistance.
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North Dakota Targeted Rural Health Education Project (TRHE)
Assists resident physicians and professional healthcare students training in North Dakota learn about the healthcare needs of the rural community they serve.
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North Dakota Telepharmacy Project
Provides telepharmacy services to remote locations in North Dakota. Collaborates to expand access to quality healthcare nationwide, primarily in rural and medically underserved areas.
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Quality Health Associates of North Dakota (QHA)
Serves as North Dakota's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO). Provides quality improvement expertise and services through contracts with federal and state governments.
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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 home ownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing. Provides information on HUD housing programs.
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University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health (CRH)
Disseminates information and conducts research on 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 improving the economy and quality of life in rural America. Provides information on rural development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 6/19/2018