BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA Rural grants to encourage healthy activity in communities
By Najla Amundson
We want to encourage rural health care providers to be champions of healthy activity in their communities. As part of our role as The Official Sponsor of Recess, we have announced t... Posted on 11/2/12 at 9:36 AM
HEALTHBEAT Need health care, will travel
There's a perception that if you live in a rural community, you have less access to health care.
But this assumption may not be entirely true, as a recent study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tenne... Posted on 10/17/12 at 2:42 PM
A data management tool developed at UND will be offered to state offices of rural health in all 50 states through a new license agreement with the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health.
The National Rural Health Association’s Lifetime Legislative Award was presented to Conrad in the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center at UND for his "significant contribution to rural health," according to a spokesman.
The only reason North Dakota started a medical school was to “enhance the quality of life” by producing doctors who would practice in North Dakota. Unfortunately, most of the graduating students are not staying here.
Seven applicants for the Rural Health Grant Program Awards, including a medical center in Park River, N.D., will receive funding for 2011, according to a press release from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.
The organizers of the new Eastern North Dakota Health Education Center hope that creating an appetite for science in young people will result in a more robust health care system in the state.
The aim of the center, based in Mayville, N.D., is to develop programs that attract and retain health care providers in areas of the state that are underserved. Eighty-one percent of North Dakota has been identified by the federal government as being medically underserved, said Mary Amundson, AHEC program director and a UND Center for Rural Health assistant professor who helped develop the center. States identified as being medically underserved have a shortage of primary care professionals.
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