The staff has extensive technical expertise in demography and social science research. As the former source of population and socioeconomic statistical information for the state, the staff is well versed in data tracking and monitoring.
North Dakota KIDS COUNT. North Dakota KIDS COUNT is part of a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children, sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. North Dakota KIDS COUNT measures the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children in North Dakota in order to inform local and state discussions about how to secure better futures for all of North Dakota’s children. For more information, visit http://www.ndkidscount.org.
North Dakota Compass. North Dakota Compass is a social indicators project that measures progress in our state, its eight regions, 53 counties, four Native American reservations, and larger cities. Compass tracks trends in topic areas such as aging, children and youth, early childhood, economy, health, housing, and workforce (with more currently being developed). It inspires people to take action to improve our economic vitality and quality of life. For more information, visit http://www.ndcompass.org.
Research and Evaluation
The Center and its staff are dedicated to serving communities in the region through research and evaluation efforts relating to:
Health (current and recent examples: PartnerSHIP 4 Health, Growing Up Healthy, Oral Health, Partners in Nursing, Fargo-Moorhead Community Health Needs Assessment Collaborative, MIECHV Home Visiting, Child Care Resource & Referral)
Community Building (PartnerSHIP 4 Health)
Education (NDSU Extension Parent Resource Centers, MIECHV Home Visiting)
Disparate Populations (North Dakota Statewide Housing Needs Assessment, MIECHV Home Visiting, North Dakota Head Start State Collaboration Office Needs Assessments)
Housing (North Dakota Statewide Housing Needs Assessment, impact of energy development)
Workforce (impact of energy development, Child Care Resource & Referral)
Aging (NDSU Extension Aging Brief, demographic projections, Economic Impact of Elderly, North Dakota Statewide Housing Needs Assessment)
Children and Youth (MIECHV Home Visiting, Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems, Children’s Mental Health initiative, NDSU Extension Parent Resource Centers, Child Care Resource & Referral, Maternal and Child Health Title V Block Grant Needs Assessment, Birth Defects Monitoring report, North Dakota Head Start State Collaboration Office Needs Assessments)
Links to some of our recent research reports can be found here.