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The Center for Rural Health undertakes research initiatives to support rural and tribal communities by:

  • Identifying and describing health disparities
  • Examining issues related to healthcare service delivery and systems, health workforce, and population health
  • Supporting the development of research expertise

What We Can Do for You

In the area of research, we offer:

Our Expertise

The Center for Rural Health is home to many programs engaged in research. The Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center is one of seven CRH national programs. CRH also houses the National Resource Center on Native American Aging program, which works with tribes nationwide on community-based participatory research. CRH faculty conduct research on behalf of foundations, North Dakota state government agencies, and through support from a variety of federal programs. The Center's researchers have a wide network of contacts involved in rural health research across the country, as well as connections with key organizations and agencies within North Dakota. Mapping and working with large databases, including Medicare data, are particular skills of the Center's research team. The CRH is also home to the Rural Health Research Gateway program, which provides access to research conducted by all of the Rural Health Research Centers throughout the nation.

Key Contacts

We are interested in all aspects of research that relate to rural and tribal health. For inquiries about specific research topics:

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