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Elevate The State of Health In North Dakota –
Community Champion Awards

These awards reflect BCBSND Caring Foundation’s ongoing commitment to advancing community-centered solutions to eliminate barriers and improve the health and well-being of North Dakotans. The goal of these awards is to give recognition to high-impact community partners who are working to improve health equity, fill gaps in health care and ensure access in their communities. Three $5,000 awards will be awarded.

Application and Guidelines

Applications are now closed for 2024. Please check back in Spring 2025 for application and guidelines.

2024 Recipients:

  • Rolette County Public Health District, is leading the way in preventative care in rural North Dakota. They are working diligently to decrease health inequities of children in Rolette County by bringing preventing health care to children at school and other community locations. 
  • Spectra Health, is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that is dedicated to serving all patients, regardless of their situation. The funding from the Community Champion Award will support their recently added social service line of business. The new social services are located within the primary care clinic to help patients navigate the complicated world of housing, health care and other social services. 
  • USpire ND, has an initiative called Healthy Families North Dakota (HFND) which is program that focuses on maximizing the potential that lies within everyone. Through HFND, USpire ND is conducting home visits to support families becoming economically self-sufficient and reducing family violence.