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

Paula Carter, PhD - Project Director

Most Recent Publications

  • Post-Assessment of the Long Term Care Oral Health Program: Aggregate Report
    Comprehensive report of North Dakota Long Term Care Facilities participating in the state’s LTC Oral Health Program. Discusses aggregate results, identifies program successes and failures, as well as perceptions of the program from the perspective of administrative and direct care staff.
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Bright, P., Fix, N.
    Date: July 2016
    Type: Report
  • Native Aging Visions, Fall 2015
    Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
    Author(s): National Resource Center on Native American Aging
    Date: November 2015
    Type: Newsletter
  • Healthcare Coverage by Age for American Indian/Alaska Native Elders
    The National Resource Center on Native American Aging has released a fact sheet using nationwide data from “Identifying our Needs: A Survey of Elders.” Includes information on healthcare coverage sorted by age among American Indian and Alaska Native Elders.
    Author(s): Adamsen, C.
    Date: November 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Contributing Factors to American Indian/Alaskan Native Elders’ Quality of Life
    A study on the factors that contribute to American Indian and Alaskan Native Elders' quality of life.
    Author(s): Lyons, L., Wheeler, M., Gray, J., Bluehouse, R., Morgan, R.
    Date: August 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Identity Theft Among American Indian and Alaskan Native Elders
    Fact sheet on NIEJI's findings regarding identity theft among American Indian and Alaskan Native Elders.
    Author(s): Riley, D., Wheeler, M., Gray, J., Bluehouse, R., Morgan, R.
    Date: July 2015
    Type: Fact Sheet

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