Disease and Injury
The Center for Rural Health supports rural communities in addressing chronic disease and injury by:
- Researching levels of injury and chronic disease burden in North Dakota.
- Evaluating the effectiveness of chronic disease management and support services.
- Promoting healthy lifestyles in rural communities as a means to avoiding chronic disease and injury.
- Assisting communities and facilities in planning and implementing clinical prevention and coordination services.
Rebecca Quinn, MSW, LCSW - Project Director
Most Recent Publications
Wac'inyeya: Hope Among American Indian Youth
This article looks at what gives American Indian youth hope. The project included 56 rural tribal youth in focus groups across a Northern Plains reservation.Author(s): Gray, J., Schrader, L., Isaacs, D., Smith, M., Bender, N.
Publication: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 26(2), 151-171
Date: September 2019
Type: Journal Article
Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Communities: Age, Income, and Health Status
While studies discuss the implications of income or age on health-seeking behavior, health status, access, or utilization of care, it is imperative to recognize what this means for older and lower-income rural communities. This recap identifies rural disparities in age, health status, and income.Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: November 2018
Type: Fact Sheet
North Dakota is home to the unique annual Mind Matters Conference on brain injury that brings together both healthcare professionals and patients.Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: July 2016