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Research and Evaluation

The Center and its staff are dedicated to serving communities in the region through research and evaluation efforts relating to aging, children and youth, community building, demographics, early childhood, the economy, health, housing, and the workforce.

AGING

Statewide Housing Needs Assessment (2016)
The North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) commissioned the Center for Social Research to conduct a Statewide Housing Needs Assessment with the intention to provide housing industry professionals with a better understanding of state and local markets. The assessment includes population projections by age, and consists of three components. Additional information and reporting is available on the NDHFA website.

Component 1: Population & Housing Forecast - This report presents an overview of current socio-economic conditions and important trends affecting housing dynamics, and an analysis of population and housing need projections. In addition, the report includes a series of 10 profiles consisting of population and housing information, organized by a) state and eight planning region totals, b) each individual planning region and its associated counties and large cities, and c) four Native American Indian Reservations.

Component 2: Special Housing Topics - This report examines special topics with implications for meeting future housing needs, including trends in housing costs, subsidized housing, and special needs populations.

Component 3: Detailed Tables - This report presents a series of data tables relating to a) population projections, b) projected housing needs, c) projected housing stock, d) special populations, and e) housing conditions. When applicable, data are presented for North Dakota and the eight planning regions, four Native American Indian Reservation areas, all 53 counties, and 12 cities with 6,500 residents or more.

North Dakota Aging Population: Profile and Trends of Seniors Ages 65 and Older (2013)
This aging population brief presents a picture of the health, finances and well-being of adults ages 65 and older in ND. The brief focuses on well-being indicators including population, health care, economics, health risks, and behaviors and health status as well as cognitive impairment and caregiving. Access the file here.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH

North Dakota KIDS COUNT Publications
Fact Book: Annual compendium providing approximately 40 indicators relating to children and families for North Dakota's 53 counties and 8 state planning regions.
Insights on Children: Quarterly fact sheet featuring county-specific data on various topics specific to child well-being in North Dakota.
Legislative District Profiles: Annual profiles highlighting 16 measures relating to population, household, social, and economic characteristics for North Dakota's 47 legislative districts.

North Dakota Childhood Needs Assessment of Bismarck and Mandan, North Dakota - The purpose of this report is to provide a childhood needs assessment of Bismarck and Mandan, North Dakota, in order to provide context for the Missouri Slope Areawide United Way (MSA) and their strategic planning process. Results from the assessment highlight major themes that should be considered in order to improve the well-being of children and families in the Bismarck-Mandan metro area (i.e., Burleigh and Morton counties). The first theme focuses on strategically improving asset development for children and youth. Since assets are both internal and external, the desired change will require both individual (i.e., youth and parents/guardians) and environmental (e.g., organizational, community) changes. A focus on building assets at the youngest ages, recognizing gender differences, is crucial, along with stemming the drop in asset levels that occurs as youth progress through high school. The second theme centers on improving self-sufficiency among families, and requires improvements or enhancements in services or safety nets. The third theme focuses on safe environments, and also requires strong services and supports for individuals and families. The fourth theme revolves around children’s health, the foundation of their overall development. And finally, the fifth theme highlights the academic preparedness and outcomes of children in the metro area.
2012 Assessment
2015 Assessment

Maternal and Child Health Fact Sheet Series (2011)

North Dakota Five-Year Needs Assessment for Maternal and Child Health (2011)

Status of Women and Children in the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area (2011)

COMMUNITY BUILDING

2015 Community Health Needs Assessment Project. Conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a requirement of the 2010 Affordable Care Act and part of the IRS 990 requirement for a not-for-profit health system. A CHNA provides a global view of health within a community and can serve as a catalyst to align expertise and resources to address unmet health needs.

Greater Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN Community:
All Residents
American Indian Residents A separate assessment was conducted by the North Dakota Public Health Association on the perceptions of health needs specific to the American Indian population in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area.
Bismarck-Mandan, ND Community: Assessment of All Residents
Sioux Empire Community, SD: Assessment of All Residents
Bemidji, MN Community: Assessment of All Residents

Other communities in the tri-state region:
Links to additional community health needs assessments for Sanford Medical Center communitiesand Essential Health communities

• 2012 Greater Fargo-Moorhead Community Health Needs Assessment Collaborative
The purpose of the Greater Fargo-Moorhead Community Health Needs Assessment Collaborative (GFMCHNAC) is to develop a view of the population’s health and the prevalence of disease and health issues within the specified service area of Cass County, North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota. Several components comprise the overall assessment, such as county health profiles and indicator maps of five states, special population profiles, and surveys of community leaders and residents. Survey instruments and information about data collection methods are also provided in a toolkit section. For more information, click here.

Minnesota Department of Health Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), PartnerSHIP 4 Health 2009-2011
This evaluation includes five health initiatives that were implemented in Becker, Clay, Otter Tail, and Wilkin counties in Minnesota from June 2009 through June 2011.The initiatives studied are community and school physical activity, school nutrition, worksite wellness, and health care guideline implementation. This evaluation was made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP). Becker County, Clay County, Otter Tail County, Wilkin County

North Dakota Strategic Planning Database Website: Survey of Stakeholders (2011)
This report presents findings of a survey of key stakeholders across the state regarding the value of the pilot strategic planning database that was created with the hope of enhancing the viability of communities through cooperative ventures that nurture and promote resource sharing.  Data were collected between March 16, 2011 and April 1, 2011. The North Dakota Strategic Planning Project was initiated by the North Dakota Department of Commerce in 2006. View the report here.

DEMOGRAPHICS

2016 North Dakota's Women: A Statistical Overview on the Situation of Women in North Dakota
This study is designed to inform state and local leaders, education and outreach professionals, business and community leaders, interest groups,and North Dakota residents about the characteristics of women in the state, as compared to men, women nationwide, and women in neighboring states. The report identifies disparities that represent challenges and opportunities faced by women in North Dakota. View the report here.

2016 North Dakota Statewide Housing Needs Assessment (2016)

North Dakota Aging Population: Profile and Trends of Seniors Ages 65 and Older (2013)

• 2012 North Dakota Statewide Housing Needs Assessment (2012)
   Component 1: Housing Forecast
   Component 2: Detailed Tables
   Component 3: Survey of Stakehoders

• Modeling Employment, Housing, and Population in Western North Dakota: The Case of Dickinson (2012)

Home Visiting Program Needs Assessment (2011)

North Dakota Five-Year Needs Assessment for Maternal and Child Health (2011)

EARLY CHILDHOOD

• North Dakota KIDS COUNT Publications
Fact Book: Annual compendium providing approximately 40 indicators relating to children and families for North Dakota's 53 counties and 8 state planning regions.
Insights on Children: Quarterly fact sheet featuring county-specific data on various topics specific to child well-being in North Dakota.
Legislative District Profiles: Annual profiles highlighting 16 measures relating to population, household, social, and economic characteristics for North Dakota's 47 legislative districts.

Exploring the Future Needs of Child Care in North Dakota  - Presentation at the CCR&R Summit (2012)

Home Visiting Program Needs Assessment (2011)

The Well-Being of North Dakota's Infants and Toddlers  - Presentation at the ND Legislative Leadership Institute (2011)

HEALTH

2015 Community Health Needs Assessment Project. Conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a requirement of the 2010 Affordable Care Act and part of the IRS 990 requirement for a not-for-profit health system. A CHNA provides a global view of health within a community and can serve as a catalyst to align expertise and resources to address unmet health needs.

Greater Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN Community:
All Residents
American Indian Residents A separate assessment was conducted by the North Dakota Public Health Association on the perceptions of health needs specific to the American Indian population in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area.
Bismarck-Mandan, ND Community: Assessment of All Residents
Sioux Empire Community, SD: Assessment of All Residents
Bemidji, MN Community: Assessment of All Residents

Other communities in the tri-state region:
Links to additional community health needs assessments for Sanford Medical Center communitiesand Essential Health communities

• 2012 Greater Fargo-Moorhead Community Health Needs Assessment Collaborative
The purpose of the Greater Fargo-Moorhead Community Health Needs Assessment Collaborative (GFMCHNAC) is to develop a view of the population’s health and the prevalence of disease and health issues within the specified service area of Cass County, North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota. Several components comprise the overall assessment, such as county health profiles and indicator maps of five states, special population profiles, and surveys of community leaders and residents. Survey instruments and information about data collection methods are also provided in a toolkit section. For more information, click here.

Community of Care Follow-Up Survey: 2010 Results (2011)

Lactation Education Needs Assessment Survey: 2010 (2011)

Maternal and Child Health Fact Sheet series (2011)

Minnesota Department of Health Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), PartnerSHIP 4 Health 2009-2011Becker County, Clay County, Otter Tail County, Wilkin County

North Dakota Five-Year Needs Assessment for Maternal and Child Health (2011)

HOUSING

2016 Statewide Housing Needs Assessment (2016)
The North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) commissioned the Center for Social Research to conduct a Statewide Housing Needs Assessment with the intention to provide housing industry professionals with a better understanding of state and local markets. The assessment includes three components. Additional information and reporting is available on the NDHFA website.

Component 1: Population & Housing Forecast - This report presents an overview of current socio-economic conditions and important trends affecting housing dynamics, and an analysis of population and housing need projections. In addition, the report includes a series of 10 profiles consisting of population and housing information, organized by a) state and eight planning region totals, b) each individual planning region and its associated counties and large cities, and c) four Native American Indian Reservations.

Component 2: Special Housing Topics - This report examines special topics with implications for meeting future housing needs, including trends in housing costs, subsidized housing, and special needs populations.

Component 3: Detailed Tables - This report presents a series of data tables relating to a) population projections, b) projected housing needs, c) projected housing stock, d) special populations, and e) housing conditions. When applicable, data are presented for North Dakota and the eight planning regions, four Native American Indian Reservation areas, all 53 counties, and 12 cities with 6,500 residents or more.

2012 Modeling Employment, Housing, and Population in Western North Dakota: The Case of Dickinson (2012)
Communities in western North Dakota are struggling to manage the unprecedented growth in employment associated with the current oil boom.  The city of Dickinson is undergoing a comprehensive plan to develop policies, strategies, and solutions for providing infrastructure, transportation, housing, and public services as a result of the new conditions brought on by oil field development.  This study was designed to provide input into the city’s comprehensive planning effort. View the report here.

2012 North Dakota Statewide Housing Needs Assessment (2012)
   Component 1: Housing Forecast
   Component 2: Detailed Tables
   Component 3: Survey of Stakehoders

WORKFORCE

2016 North Dakota Statewide Housing Needs Assessment (2016)

• 2012 North Dakota Statewide Housing Needs Assessment (2012)
   Component 1: Housing Forecast
   Component 2: Detailed Tables
   Component 3: Survey of Stakehoders

2012 Modeling Employment, Housing, and Population in Western North Dakota: The Case of Dickinson (2012)
Communities in western North Dakota are struggling to manage the unprecedented growth in employment associated with the current oil boom.  The city of Dickinson is undergoing a comprehensive plan to develop policies, strategies, and solutions for providing infrastructure, transportation, housing, and public services as a result of the new conditions brought on by oil field development.  This study was designed to provide input into the city’s comprehensive planning effort. View the report here.

Efforts prior to 2010

 
Links to CSR research and evaluation efforts prior to 2010 can be found here.


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