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Nicole Livedalen, BSW, LSW - Bio Sketch

Nicole Livedalen is a resource facilitator for the North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) in Grand Forks.

Nicole is responsible for helping clients with brain injury and their families gain access to support and services in their communities. She is located in Towner, North Dakota, and serves the northern part of the state. NDBIN is a program that helps clients navigate available resources after suffering a brain injury. NDBIN also works to increase public awareness of the consequences of brain injury and can provide technical assistance to communities interested in starting or strengthening brain injury support programs. It is funded by the North Dakota Department of Human Services.

Prior to joining the CRH, Nicole worked for Pierce County Social Services as a home- and community-based services case manager. She is originally from Willow City, North Dakota, and has a bachelor of science degree in social work from Minot State University. She currently resides in Towner, North Dakota.


Established in 1980, the CRH is one of the nation’s most experienced rural health organizations. It has developed a full complement of programs to assist researchers, educators, policymakers, healthcare providers, and most important, rural residents to address changing rural environments by identifying and researching rural health issues, analyzing health policy, strengthening local capabilities, developing community-based alternatives, and advocating for rural concerns.