This grant is 100% federally funded to assist hospitals with emergency preparedness within the State of North Dakota. The North Dakota Hospital Foundation and the North Dakota Department of Health work together to facilitate hospital emergency preparedness activities within the State of ND. The grant program coordinates and supports emergency preparedness activities across the healthcare continuum; engaging healthcare providers in planning and implementing systems to increase capacity to provide care tothose affected by emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks.
This grant is funded by the UND Center for Rural Health for Critial Access Hospitals (CAH). This grant program is a state based partnership that works with and assists all rural hospitals to stabilize and sustain their local healthcare infrastructure. The grant program purpose is to assist rural hospitals and to improve access to health services in rural communities. The grant program mission is to help sustain the rural healthcare infrastructure by strengthening CAHs thereby maintaining access to care for rural residents. The program fosters the growth and sustainment of rural collaborative healthcare systems across the coninuum of care.
NDHF acts as a clearing house resource. The clearing house functions as a resource to all ND CAHs regarding questions and concerns on specific issues. Effort is devoted to cordinating education offerings.
This grant is related to HB 1358 from the 2013-15 legislative session. The ND State Legislature funded a $700,000 secure software system to assist North Dakota hospitals with address and insurance verification.
For more information contact Kim Granfor at 701-224-9732.
The ND Hospital Foundation is a participant in the Healthy North Dakota Project, and therefore assists in the development and implementation of the program.
Healthy North Dakota is a dynamic, statewide partnership that brings together partners and stakeholders to identify common strategies to address health issues. Healthy North Dakota’s framework supports North Dakotans in their efforts to make healthy choices by focusing on wellness and prevention – in schools, workplaces, senior centers, homes and anywhere people live, learn, work and play. The mission of Healthy North Dakota is to “inspire and support North Dakotans to improve physical, mental and emotional health for all by building innovative statewide partnerships.”
The North Dakota Hospital Engagement Network is a collaboration of the ND Hospital Foundation, Quality Health Associates of ND (QHA), and Health Research & Education Trust (HRET). North Dakota’s Network currently has 34 facilities enrolled. The Network assists hospitals with adopting new practices that have the potential to reduce inpatient harm by 40% and readmissions by 20%.
The Network focuses on ten areas for quality improvement. Within these areas, participating hospitals are coached to implement proven best practices and lessions learned through the use of webinars and education sessions. HRET provides education and training with over 1,600 hospitals recruited by its 34 state hospital assocation partners on a national level, while QHA supports this education and training at a local level.
This grant project is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and is led by the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association. This national initiative uses the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) and evidence-based interventions to reduce catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). The goals are to reduce mean CAUTI rates in particiapating clinical unity by 25% over 18 months; to improve patient safety by disseminating the CUSP model and tools as evidenced by improved teamwork and communication; and promote the coordination of state-based efforts to eliminate healthcare associated infections (HAI).