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North Dakota Compass provides and promotes the use of credible data to improve the quality of life in North Dakota.

A project of the Center for Social Research at North Dakota State University, North Dakota Compass provides reliable and consistent information needed by North Dakota’s community, policy, organizational, non-profit, and business leaders who must plan for the future in an environment of continuous change. More >

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An Introduction to the North Dakota Study of Associated Risks of Stillbirth (SOARS)

The North Dakota Department of Health and the Center for Social Research (CSR) at North Dakota State University (NDSU) continue their collaboration of working together in a new project that focuses on gathering information from mothers who have lost a baby to stillbirth to improve future outcomes. Kendra Erickson-Dockter is a research specialist with the CSR and provides substantial support to the North Dakota Study of Associated Risks of Stillbirth (SOARS) project. Kendra received her master’s degree in Sociology and is a doctoral student in Human Development at NDSU. Chelsey Hukriede is a research specialist at the CSR and serves as the Project Coordinator for two statewide surveillance projects, North Dakota Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) and SOARS. Chelsey earned her master’s degree in Sociology from the University of North Dakota. Grace Njau is the Director of Special Projects at the North Dakota Department of Health and serves as the Principal Investigator of North Dakota SOARS. Grace received her master’s degree at the University of Colorado and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Tennessee.

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. In this article, the authors present a new study that will contribute to the research, education and prevention efforts which may ultimately reduce the incidence of these tragedies.

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