SHIP Coordinator Technical Assistance

The National Rural Health Resource Center provides technical assistance (TA) to the 46 State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) that coordinate the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) through a technical assistance cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP).

Network Templates

Templates are available on the SHIP Network Templates page.


Webinars are posted on the SHIP Events page.

State Examples

Sample resources shared by state SHIP coordinators:


For more information, please contact Kate Stenehjem at or (218) 216-7038, or Salamatu Barrie, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,100,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.