Frontier America’s Health System Challenges and Population Health Outcomes

Preethy Nayar, Fang Yu, and Bettye A. Apenteng, 2013. The objective of this cross-sectional descriptive study was to examine and compare the county-level characteristics including demographic factors, health system factors, and population health outcomes of frontier and nonfrontier counties in … Continue reading

NCFC Board members argue for “A fair deal for the frontier”

In this article, NCFC Board members Deborah and Frank Popper argue that while “all of us depend on its agriculture, energy, mining and timber,” the needs of the frontier are often overlooked. “The American frontier persists, its needs largely invisible. … Continue reading

Impact of Health Insurance Coverage on Native Elder Health: Implications for Addressing the Health Care Needs of Rural American Indian Elders

Alana D. Knudson et. al, Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center, 2007. This report details a study that examined health insurance coverage and access to health care among rural Native American and Alaska Native elders. It provides details about different … Continue reading

Emergency Medical Services and the Federal Government’s Evolving Role: What Rural and Frontier Emergency Medical Services Advocates Should Know

P. Daniel Patterson, 2007. Examines the debate around recent recommendations for an expanded federal role in supporting Emergency Medical Services (EMS). If federal expansion were to occur, the author recommends that responsibility for EMS be placed in the Department of … Continue reading