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Current Projects

Examination of Trends in Rural and Urban Health: Establishing a Baseline for Health Reform
Research center : North Dakota and NORC Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
Topics: Health disparities, Health policy, Health services, Public health
The purpose of this project is to update and supplement the seminal Health, United States, 2001 With Urban and Rural Health Chartbook. Resulting information will not only be compared to the 2001 Chartbook but will provide a baseline from which to measure future change related to the Accountable Care Act implementation. Where appropriate additional charts will be included wherein rural areas are subdivided by type.

Exploring Rural and Urban Mortality Differences
Research center : North Dakota and NORC Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
Topic: Public health
This project examines the impact of rurality on mortality and explores the regional differences in the primary and underlying causes of death. It also explores the role of the rural public health systems in addressing social determinants of health.