The ND Demographics Conference was a hit this year! With over 130 registrants, attendees were given an opportunity to e
xplore a variety of data tools, develop understanding of the latest North Dakota socio-economic and demographic trends, network with experts and colleagues, increase their knowledge of North Dakota, and get inspired to create measurable impacts in their communities.
It was truly an honor for ND Compass to co-host this event with ND Department of Commerce, UND Department of Economics, and ND Department of Health.
We hope to see YOU at the next ND Demographics Conference!
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Grace Njau is the Principal Investigator of the North Dakota Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). She also serves as the Maternal/Child/Oral Health Epidemiologist at the North Dakota Department of Health. Grace received her master's degree at the University of Colorado in 2014 and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Tennessee.
Grace is passionate about perinatal research and all-things-data, especially rapid and targeted data dissemination to inform policy and program planning. In this article, she briefly summarizes a maternal and infant monitoring project between the North Dakota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
North Dakota reached an all-time high of 757,952 residents in 2016, but after years of unprecedented growth in response to an expanding economy, North Dakota's population remained relatively unchanged from 2015 to 2016. Similar to the state overall, counties have seen a slowing or more of a decline in population. Formerly booming with growth, the majority of core oil producing counties have reversed their population change and the rate declined when comparing 2015 and 2016.