HIA Cover ThumbnailThe Future of the Frontier: Water, Energy & Climate Change in America’s Most Remote Communities

“The frontier has driven the American imagination and economy,” said Brian Kempf. “The frontier is as important as every other place if not more so, it’s geographically larger and it’s a place in of itself.” Kempf, along with his classmates … Continue reading

The Role of Community Health Centers in Assessing the Social Determinants of Health for Planning and Policy

Sean Bruna et. al, 2014. This article examines the experience of a frontier-based community health center when it utilized the Tool for Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) for assessing social determinants of health with a local health consortium. … Continue reading

Faculty analysis of distributed medical education in Northern Canadian Aboriginal communities

Geoffrey Hudson and Marion Maar, 2014.  “In 2005 the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Canada implemented the world’s first and (still) only mandatory Aboriginal community placement for all its medical students… Cultural immersion in [rural and remote] Aboriginal communities … Continue reading