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As the population over the age of 65 continues to grow, both in the state and nationally, the Center for Rural Health works to address issues of aging in rural and tribal communities. Our staff:

  • Work to ensure access to healthcare and support services in communities.
  • Research the availability of services for aging populations.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of innovative services for individuals with dementia.
  • Provide culturally appropriate information and training to assist in the prevention of elder abuse and increase quality of life for elders in tribal communities.

The Center for Rural Health’s Rural Health Information Hub lists additional rural aging information and resources.

Key Contact

Collette Adamsen, MPA - Project Coordinator

Most Recent Publications

  • Disrespect of Our Elders: Elder Abuse in Indian Country
    This Research to Practice series examines the fact that little research data exists involving American Indian and Alaska Native elder abuse and neglect. It makes recommendations for practice and policy when working with American Indians and Alaska Natives.
    Author(s): Gray, J.
    Date: November 2017
    Type: Other
  • Aging in Place
    A new initiative is building capacity for Native American elders to live at home longer. The Native Aging in Place Project (NAPP) provides resources and training for caregivers to help their family members stay in their homes as they age.
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 42(1), 20-21
    Date: March 2017
    Type: Magazine
  • Oral Health among North Dakota Adults (18-64)
    Examines dental care utilization among adults ages 18 to 64 in North Dakota. Provides information on barriers to oral healthcare utilization.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: January 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Oral Health among North Dakota Elderly
    Discusses oral healthcare utilization among the elderly in North Dakota, including those in nursing homes.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: October 2016
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Oral Health among North Dakota Medicaid Recipients
    Examines dental care utilization among Medicaid recipients in North Dakota.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S.
    Date: October 2016
    Type: Fact Sheet

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