Norwegian Centre for Rural Medicine

Norwegian Centre for Rural Medicine (NCRM) is situated in Northern Norway, at the Department of Community Medicine, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.

The first rural medicine conference in Norway took place in Tromsø March 2002. Since 2007 the centre has received annual governmental support.

NCRM aims to promote research, professional development projects, education and networks. The vision is to bridge praxis, academia and responsible authorities, to contribute to quality improvement, recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural and remote areas.
The management team of NCRM: Director Anette Fosse and Research Manager Birgit Abelsen. In addition to the NCRM Board, NCRM holds a Research Advisory Group which is responsible for funding to research and professional development projects (see below for link to members of these groups)

The main funding is provided by The Norwegian Directorate of Health and from Northern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Nord RHF)

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Pictures from the left at the top: Director Anette Fosse (MD, PhD), Research Manager Birgit Abelsen (MPH, PhD), Senior Researcher Margrete Gaski (PhD). Second row: Advisor Frank Remman, Martin B. Harbitz (MD, PhD-student).