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Bridges to Rural Recovery

PRIORITY - Ensuring equitable access to rural treatment and recovery systems.

Bridges connect people who are in different places. They offer a more efficient way of getting to another point. Bridges reduce isolation, enable help to be connected, and open up the opportunity for people to be helped. A bridge provides support and reach,
increasing the range of options available. 


The Bridges to Rural Recovery (BRR) project is a federally funded grant program using evidence-based practices to improve outcomes for individuals at risk for addiction and/or co-occurring mental disorders, their families, and communities.

Project Goals

  1. increase prevention activities to reduce behavioral health disorders and their negative outcomes.

  2. integration of behavioral health in rural primary care, hospitals, emergency rooms, and other settings.

  3. develop recovery-orientated systems of care in the eight-county area (total population 54,331)


ND Counties Map with Barnes, Dickey, Foster, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Stutsman, and Wells County highlighted in orange. The highlighted counties are the service area for the Bridges to Rural Recovery project.

The eight-county area includes Barnes County, Dickey County, Foster County, LaMoure County, Logan County, McIntosh County, Stutsman County, and Wells County.

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There are structural and systems-level barriers that prevent rural residents from accessing quality, integrated behavioral health care services. Working across the spectrum of behavioral health, the Bridges to Rural Recovery project seeks to improve rural service delivery. The project’s overarching priority is to increase  equitable access to and utilization of rural-centered prevention, treatment and recovery services for those affected by behavioral health conditions.

Bridges to Rural Recovery Contact

To learn more, contact City-County Health District at 845-8518.

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