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University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences - Center for Rural Health (CRH)
Awards to North Dakota individuals and programs to recognize outstanding service to healthcare in rural areas of the state. Award categories are available for healthcare providers and administrators, legislators, educators, and community members. Nominations will be accepted in the following award categories:
The Outstanding Rural Health Provider Award will be presented to a health care provider (e.g. physician, nurse, dentist, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, dietician, etc.), who practice in rural North Dakota, and is unselfishly committed to improving the health of their community and service area.
The Outstanding Rural Health Professional Award will be presented to a professional (e.g. manager, administrator, director, legislator, etc.) located in rural North Dakota, who has demonstrated leadership in the delivery of rural health services, and is unselfishly committed to making a significant and sustained impact on the health of their community and service area.
The Outstanding Rural Health Program Award will be presented to a program that delivers services in innovative ways through collaborative partnerships to improve the access and quality of care to rural North Dakota residents. Individual programs and/or overall organizations/facilities are eligible for the award.
The Outstanding Rural Health Volunteer Award will be presented to a community member who has unselfishly committed their energy, time and skills to improve the health of their rural North Dakota community. Nominees must be volunteers; however if a nominee receives a small stipend or reimbursement for supplies, travel, etc. they are still eligible for this award.
The Outstanding Rural Educator/Mentor Award will be presented to a professional who has made outstanding contributions to the education, development and placement of new health care professionals in rural North Dakota communities. Academic educators, community-based instructors and preceptors are eligible for this award.
The Emerging Rural Leader Award will be presented to a new professional who has demonstrated tremendous promise for and commitment to improving the health of rural North Dakota residents. Nominees must have five years or less experience serving in a rural community.
The Legislator of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding North Dakota legislator, congressional representative, or legislative aid for his/her work and support of rural and public health initiatives that address an identified need in his/her district. Criteria used to select this award recipient includes: introduces or supports an existing piece of legislation that addresses an identified rural or public health need or issue; demonstrates leadership in the community; and incorporates community input into the planning process.
GrantWatch ID#: 177060
Seven awardees will be honored.
Individuals, organizations, and programs are eligible. Eligibility varies by category.
If you have nominated an individual or a program in a prior year, and that individual or program did not receive an award, please consider doing so again. Each year many worthy nominations are made but only one award per category can be distributed. It seems a shame that some very worthy nominees are only nominated once. The Nomination Committee strongly encourages re-submissions. Persistence can yield dividends.
Individuals, who nominate a selected awardee will be responsible for coordinating a very brief video that demonstrates why the awardee is deserving of the award and gives them the opportunity to make an acceptance speech. The video also gives the awardee an opportunity to speak to their work; and thank and acknowledge colleagues, family, etc. Video footage, recorded locally, will be sent to the Center for Rural Health (CRH) and staff will edit to create a 3-5 minute video that will be shown at the awards banquet. Please don’t let this deter you from making a nomination - CRH staff will work with you to provide assistance and ideas, as needed, on how to best capture the video footage.
The awards will be presented at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health, which will be held June 13-15, 2018 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Deadline for submission of award nominations is noon on Thursday, February 1, 2018.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
Grand Forks, North Dakota
1301 N Columbia Rd. Stop 9037
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
P: (701) 777-6049
F: (701) 777-6779
USA: North Dakota