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Peggy Jo Archer, BS - Bio Sketch

Peggy Jo Archer is a senior project coordinator for the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative with the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks.

Peggy Jo's responsibilities include project coordination and support; administrative and technical activities; and dissemination of information to diverse audiences. Before joining the CRH, Peggy Jo was a partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Originally from Yuma, Arizona, Peggy Jo attended Park University and earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice administration: security and an associate of science degree in criminal justice administration/social psychology.


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.