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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.

Key Contact

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
  • Mind Matters
    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
    Type: Article