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By tracking and analyzing trends in areas that affect our quality of life, Compass gives everyone in our state – policymakers, business and community leaders, and concerned individuals who live and work here – a common foundation to act on issues to improve our communities. More >


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North Dakota has the 14th lowest disability rate in older adults in the nation.

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photoCass Clay Food Systems Advisory Commission: A Multijurisdictional Food Policy Council

Abby Gold is Vice Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health at North Dakota State University (NDSU). She received her doctoral degree in Communication from NDSU and her Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota. Her research areas include: nutrition and health education, food access, health promotion, and health communication.  In this article, she describes the founding of the Cass Clay Food Systems Advisory Commission, which is a joint effort between six government jurisdictions intended to impact all levels of the food system to assure area residents have access to safe, nutritious, and affordable food.

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