A message to our community partners and grantees regarding the Caring Foundation’s response to COVID-19.

Rural Health Provider Partnership Grants

With these grants, rural health care providers and their communities collaborate to address their unique health and wellness challenges. The grants are offered jointly by the BCBSND Caring Foundation and the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Congratulations to 2019 awardees:

Towner County Medical Center, Cando
Funding to add a recumbent bike to the fitness center

Carrington Health Center, Carrington
Money for an industrial-grade treadmill in the staff fitness center and for health promotion workshops focusing on meal prep and physical activity

St. Luke's Medical Center, Crosby
Finances for a 5K fun run/walk fundraiser to upgrade irrigation system control units for the Crosby Country Club

CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Foundation, Dickinson
Backing for a Glow Run 5K fundraiser to promote community diabetes awareness and assistance

West River Health Services, Hettinger
Support for four-week virtual "Walk Across America" challenge for employees and local businesses

LaMoure County Public Health Department, LaMoure
Funds for disc golf course installed by the County Health Department and City Park board

CHI Lisbon Health, Lisbon
Finances for a "Summer Water & Wellness Day," an effort by CHI Lisbon Health, NDSU Extension, Lisbon Park Board and Ransom County Public Health

North Dakota Veteran's Home, Lisbon
Support to start a gym program with exercise equipment and health and wellness consultations

Nelson County Health System, McVille
Funding for playground equipment at the employee child care facility

Presentation Medical Center, Rolla
Swing set and teeter-totter funding for the Mount Pleasant Elementary School, Rolla

Presentation Medical Center, Rolla
A merry-go-round purchase for the day care's children

Heart of America Medical Center, Rugby
Finances for the Heart of America Medical Center/Pierce County Public Health wellness fair promoting healthy lifestyles

Mountrail County Health Foundation, Stanley
Funding for Stanley High School "Skittle Skool," presentations about hidden societal dangers and appropriate coping skills

CHI St. Alexius Health, Williston
Financial support for a multi-organization "Step Across America," challenging area fifth and sixth graders to collectively walk the distance of a trek across America in 40 days