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North Dakota KIDS COUNT Fact Book
North Dakota KIDS COUNT, October 2017, 219 pp.
Provides North Dakota state, region, and county-level data on child well-being, including demographics, family and community, economic well-being, education and early care, health, and safety and risky behaviors. more info >
America's Health Rankings: Senior Report 2017
United Health Foundation, May 2017, 140 pp.
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of senior population health on a national and state-by-state basis across 34 measures of senior health. This year's report notes, among other things, national improvements in several clinical care measures and challenges in community & environment measures related to nutrition and access to healthy foods. more info >
Twin Cities Mobile Market
Wilder Research, May 2017
Twin Cities Mobile Market, a program of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, is a grocery store on wheels developed to increase access to healthy, affordable foods in under-resourced neighborhoods. The evaluation measures the implementation and success of the program. more info >
Substance Use in North Dakota 2017
North Dakota Department of Human Services, February 2017, 24 pp.
Data on alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use in North Dakota. Also looks at the consequences of use, such as drug or alcohol-related arrests and crashes. more info >
Chartbook: Trends in Rural Children’s Health and Access to Care
South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, January 2017, 16 pp.
This chartbook looks at the health status of rural and urban children from 2003–2012. Due principally to expansions in Medicaid eligibility, the national proportion of children who lacked health insurance declined during that time. The chartbook focuses on the demographics of rural children, their financial access to care, reported use of care, and parentally-reported health status. more info >
Fourth Biennial Report: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota
, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, December 2016, 174 pp.
Provides a detailed look at the status of health, healthcare delivery, and the healthcare workforce across the state of North Dakota. more info >
The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America 2016
Trust for America's Health, September 2016, 144 pp.
Report detailing state-by-state obesity rates. more info >
Hunger in America 2016
Feeding America, August 2016, 49 pp.
Findings from a survey of food programs in Feeding America's food assistance network and clients that accessed those services in 2012-2013. The study found an increased number of individuals relying on charitable assistance to access nutrition foods for their families. more info >
Profile of Older Americans
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, January 2016, 18 pp.
National data profile of older adults, including living arrangements, racial and ethnic composition, geographic distribution, income, poverty, housing, employment, education, health and health care, disability, and caregiving. New reports are issued annually. more info >
Valuing the invaluable 2015 Update: Undeniable Progress, but Big Gaps Remain
AARP Public Policy Institute, July 2015, 25 pp.
This report updates national and individual state estimates of the economic value of family care using the most current available data. The estimated economic value of family caregivers’ unpaid contributions toward the care of adults with limitations in daily activities was approximately $450 billion in 2009, up from an estimated $375 billion in 2007. more info >
Coverage Rates Stabilize for Children's Health Insurance: State Policy Change May Be Needed to Address Remaining Children Without Insurance
Carsey School of Public Policy, June 2015, 6 pp.
Providing children with health coverage has been recognized as key to childhood development and long-term health. This brief uses data from the American Community Survey to estimate children's health insurance coverage from 2008-2013 across the United States as well as by region, place type, and type of coverage. more info >
Where Do Americans Usually Shop for Food and How Do They Travel to Get There? Initial Findings from the National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey
United States Department of Agriculture, March 2015, 21 pp.
This report compares shopping patterns of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households to low- and higher income nonparticipant households, participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to nonparticipants, and food-insecure to food-secure households. more info >
North Dakota Department of Health Children's Special Health Services: Reports
North Dakota Department of Health, January 2015
Provides links to reports from the Children's Special Health Services of the ND Department of Health, which conducts comprehensive, statewide assessments of the health and related needs of children with special health care needs and their families in North Dakota. The complete assessment includes data from a variety of sources including secondary data, state and national family surveys, family focus groups, and provider surveys. more info >
Protecting Children From Unhealthy Homes and Housing Instability
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, December 2014, 5 pp.
Discusses the impact on children from unhealthy homes and housing instability and provides examples of two programs addressing these issues. more info >
Substance Use and Mental Health Estimates from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health-Overview of Findings
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, September 2014
Annual survey of people in the United States age 12 years and older. It presents data on rates of use and other measures related to illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products. Some of the reports include state-level data. more info >
Access to Rural Health Care: A Literature Review and New Synthesis
Rural Policy Research Institute, August 2014, 25 pp.
In the vision of a high performance rural health care system, it is essential to understand the concept of access and, most importantly, to understand how to assess rural health system performance and policy proposals regarding access to health care services. This paper will describe why access to health care services is important to the national experience and propose a new synthesis of access characteristics. more info >
America's Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, July 2014, 100 pp.
Detailed report that provides data on young adults, ages 18-24. Includes demographic characteristics, living situation, and overall well-being. more info >
Health Insurance Coverage Status for Children in North Dakota
Kids Count North Dakota, June 2014, 4 pp.
Health insurance coverage statistics for children in North Dakota. more info >
North Dakota's Significant Health Needs as Identified by Community Health Needs Assessments Aggregate Results for Rural Critical Access Hospitals
Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota, January 2014, 2 pp.
Summarizes results of a Community Health Needs Assessments for North Dakota's rural hospitals. more info >
Promoting Healthy Eating at Food Shelves: Strategies for Success and Recommended Resources
University of Minnesota, January 2014, 12 pp.
A guide for what food shelves can do to ensure that people have access to nutritious foods. more info >
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, this website focuses on specific factors that affect health, such as education and income. The County Health Rankings address what is making people sick or healthy, while the roadmaps show what can be done to create healthier places to live. more info >
Prosperity Now Scorecard
Ranks the 50 states and the District of Columbia on performance measures in the areas of Financial Security, Business Development, Homeownership, Health Care and Education. more info >