North Dakota Behavioral Health Resources
The Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) program aims to develop and expand the behavioral health workforce through improved training and by providing stipends to graduate level students in the University of North Dakota (UND) behavioral health programs.
UND College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines is home to 'Don't Quit the Quit,' which supports pregnant and postpartum women in rural North Dakota who are in recovery from opioid use disorder.
This effort is associated with North Dakota’s Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders During COVID-19 (Emergency COVID-19), funded by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), administered through the North Dakota Department of Human Services.
UND Center for Rural Health's Project ECHO features a professional development series on Pediatric Mental Health. The goal of this teleECHO™ is to improve access to care for pediatric patients with mental health conditions in rural and underserved communities throughout North Dakota.
The Behavioral Health Bridge is powered by a partnership between Sanford Health and the University of North Dakota. The purpose of the Behavioral Health Bridge is to provide information on common behavioral health conditions and launch virtual behavioral health treatments to address the current needs of people in our community.
The primary focus of the Mountain Plains MHTTC is to provide training, resources, and technical assistance to individuals serving persons with mental health disorders. Particular attention is given to serving providers with limited access to service delivery systems with attention paid to rural and agricultural communities. By providing free, innovative, and accessible learning opportunities on research-based practices in mental health services, we seek to help you better serve your communities, staff, and patients.The Mountain Plains MHTTC serves the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
In North Dakota, a simple method for defining the behavioral health workforce is to utilize the tiered classification system established in 2017 by the North Dakota Legislature. This classification system for mental health professionals was based on a thorough review of education and statutory guidelines to ensure that professionals are fully utilized within their scope of practice.
Integrated behavioral health care blends care in one setting for medical conditions and related behavioral health factors that affect health and well-being. Integrated behavioral health care, a part of “whole-person care,” is a rapidly emerging shift in the practice of high-quality health care. It is a core function of the “advanced patient-centered medical home.”