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North Dakota Compass

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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The higher the income, the lower the percentage of adults diagnosed with diabetes in North Dakota.

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North Dakota Families are Facing Food and Other Hardships in the Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic, and Helpers Respond

Karen Ehrens is a health and nutrition consultant, registered dietitian, and policy advocate. She is coordinator for the Creating a Hunger Free North Dakota Coalition, connecting people and organizations working toward the vision of a hunger-free state. She gains hands-on understanding of how state and local policy impacts people in her community and state as a volunteer serving meals in local soup kitchens, delivering meals to seniors and those with health conditions, serving on the boards of the BisMarket Farmers Market and the North Dakota Local Foods Development Alliance. Karen has worked as an advocate to protect safety net programs with consumer, family, institutional health care, farm and faith-based groups through organizing and communication.
Karen holds a Certificate in Public Health from the University of Minnesota, and obtained undergraduate degrees from ND State University and Minot State University Karen and her husband, a chef, teach cooking classes together, and live in Bismarck, ND with their daughter.

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NEW - COVID-19 Data Resources

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Geographic Profiles

Find data organized by geographic area. Get profiles by state, planning region, Native American reservation area, county, metropolitan and micropolitan areas, and cities with populations of at least 1,000 people. View profiles >

State Legislative District Profiles

Highlighting measures focusing on population, household, social, and economic characteristics for each of the 47 districts in North Dakota.
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Community Building Toolkit

Explore the ND Compass Community Building Toolkit. It provides a framework and resources to improve your community development process.



North Dakota Compass 2017 EVALUATION HIGHLIGHTS



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