The Story

Access, cost, outcomes-with recent changes to healthcare policy and reimbursement models, these are the driving forces behind our research. The Foundation understands that the healthcare landscape is ever-changing and that the health of the region is dependent on preparedness of a healthcare organization and its community. That’s why in collaboration with a robust network of partners, we are examining the cultural competence of healthcare professionals; improving care coordination utilizing advanced technology; and assessing and implementing measures to increase the health literacy of at-risk populations. Our department offers collaborative grant application preparation, convening and advising, supported by experienced grant writers.

Research Projects

Researchers collaborate with community stakeholders to achieve a common goal: improve community health through research initiatives and knowledge dissemination. Through the use of Foundation data assets and other resources, we make the greatest impact to health care delivery through inquiry, intervention, and evaluation. We welcome collaboration on a variety of research topics that span the healthcare continuum including: workforce, patient safety, community health, health services, and quality improvement.


Research Request

All research requests and documents must be submitted by the 5th of each month to the Director of Research in the Foundation along with the IQSC Research Request Form, IRB Letter, and research protocol as provided to the IRB. The Research Committee will review requests between the 15th and 25th of each month. All approved requests will be reviewed at the following NTHIQC meeting on the first Friday of each month and move forward for NTHIQC approval. If your request is not received by the 5th of each month, it will be put into the next cycle of requests for the following month. Research Requests can take 30-60 days on average to get approved.

Contact Research

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