Rural Health Provider Partnership Grants

BCBSND Caring Foundation partners with the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences to provide grant funding for projects that demonstrate collaborative efforts involving rural healthcare providers and local partnerships to support physical activity and wellness across all ages. 
 
To apply for this grant or for more information click here.
 
Congratulations to our 2019 awardees: 
 

Towner County Medical Center, Cando
Towner County Medical Center will be adding a recumbent bike to their building fitness center.

Carrington Health Center, Carrington
Carrington Health Center will be purchasing an industrial-grade treadmill for their staff fitness center, as well as offering health promotion workshops focusing on meal prep and physical activity.

St Luke's Medical Center, Crosby
St. Luke's will host a 5k fun run/walk fundraising event with proceeds being used to upgrade irrigation system control units for the Crosby Country Club.

CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Foundation, Dickinson
CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson will host a Glow Run 5k event with the proceeds used locally to promote awareness and assistance to diabetic patients in the community.

West River Health Services, Hettinger
West River Health Services will hold a four-week "Walk Across America" challenge for their employees and those of local businesses, competing in a virtual walk across America.

LaMoure County Public Health Department, LaMoure
LaMoure County health Department, in partnership with the LaMoure City Park board will install a disc golf course for LaMoure-area residents.

CHI Lisbon Health, Lisbon
CHI Lisbon Health, together with the NDSU Extension office, Lisbon Park Board and Ransom County Public Health will sponsor a "Summer Water & Wellness Day," focusing on water aerobics, healthy eating, hydration in the heat and summer skin protection.

North Dakota Veteran's Home, Lisbon
North Dakota State Veteran's Home will purchase exercise equipment to start a gym program as well as free consultations with a personal health and wellness coach.

Nelson County Health System, McVille
The Nelson County Health System will purchase playground equipment for their employee child care facility.

Presentation Medical Center, Rolla
Presentation Medical Center, together with the Mount Pleasant Elementary School (Rolla school) will purchase swing sets and teeter-totters to promote physical activity for children ages K-12.

Presentation Medical Center, Rolla
Presentation Medical Center, together with the Rolla Day Care, will purchase a merry-go-round for the day care's children.

Heart of America Medical Center, Rugby
Heart of America Medical Center, in conjunction with Pierce County Public Health, will hold a health and wellness fair in Rugby to promote healthy lifestyles and information on improving overall health and fitness and fitness opportunities.

Mountrail County Health Foundation, Stanley
Mountrail County Health Foundation, partnered with the Stanley High School, will host "Skittle Skool," where presenters will inform students from 7-12 grade about the hidden dangers that may be encountered in society today and coping skills to address them.

CHI St. Alexius Health, Williston
CHI St. Alexius Health Williston has partnered with Bakken Elementary School, Williston Trinity Christian School and the Williston Parks and Recreation District to create a "Step Across America" challenge—a 40-day competition between all fifth and sixth graders to collectively walk a distance equivalent to that across America.