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About NDIS

The North Dakota Integrated Services (NDIS) project is a three year grant project funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services-Maternal and Child Health Bureau to the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD) at Minot State University. The NDIS project will assist state agencies, local medical providers, and families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) ages birth to 21 years of age to develop the knowledge and infrastructure to assure that all children and youth receive the coordinated care they need.

Project goals are to create:

Network of Learning Collaboratives
North Dakota (ND) will have a network of learning collaboratives that integrate the six components of quality services for CYSHCN. Using the Learning Collaborative Model, ND will provide significant education, training, and opportunities for primary care providers, families and other important partners in coordinated care. These collaboratives will focus on three core areas: medical home (patient-centered care), family involvement and cultural competence, and health transitions to adult life.

Below are videos created by collaborative participants.

Pilot Programs
ND will increase positive outcomes for children and families through the establishment of pilot programs that build capacity of communities and the state to provide effective integrated health services to CYSHCN. Several ND community primary care providers will work as demonstration sites to pilot test the Medical Home Concept in urban, rural, and American Indian communities. NDIS will also support implementation of a cost effective statewide plan that cross shares information

Comprehensive Plan for Integrated Services
ND will have a comprehensive plan for systemic implementation of an integrated services system for CYSHCN. The NDIS will coordinate an annual stakeholder symposium to create top level buy-in to an integrated system. Input from culturally diverse families and information about culturally competent practices will be shared to effect long-term change in care coordination and practice. NDIS will evaluate and disseminate best practice features of the models to influence system change.

For more information see our project brochure.

This project is supported by funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services
– Maternal and Child Health Bureau to NDCPD at Minot State University (#6D70MC09828-01-01).

The opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the US Department of Health and Human Services or its entities.