Service – Center for Rural Health University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences







The Center for Rural Health (CRH) connects resources and knowledge to strengthen the health of people in rural and tribal communities. They are a department within the School of Medicine & Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The CRH is home to seven national programs including, The National Indigenous Elder Justice InitiativeThe National Resource Center on Native American AgingThe Native Urban Elder Needs Assessment Survey (NUENAS 1.0), Rural Community Toolbox: Funding & Tools to Build Healthy Drug-Free Rural CommunitiesRural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), Rural Health Research Gateway, and TruServe.

The National Resource Center on Native American Aging aims to identify and increase awareness of evolving Native elder health and social issues. They have developed numerous services including the Native Elder Caregiver Curriculum to assist professionals and relatives/community members who have the responsibility of care for Native Elders in their homes.

The CHR also hosts the annual American Indian Health Research Conference which is a daylong event featuring national speakers, researchers, students, and community members. This conference is an opportunity for students to present their research and to learn about other research happening within American Indian communities. It serves as an opportunity for participants to network and partner with communities, tribal colleges, and researchers on other projects.

To visit the Center for Rural Health visit their website at

University of North Dakota
School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Suite E231
1301 N. Columbia Road, Stop 9037
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
Telephone: (701) 777-3848
Fax: (701) 777-6779