Kaarin Lund, MPH

Community Program Specialist
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)
(218) 216-7015

Kaarin joined The Center in July 2019 as a Community Program Specialist for the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program. She has a background in research, evaluation, public health, community health needs assessments, strategic planning, and health education. Kaarin has worked alongside community members, school administration, county health departments, hospital administration, and the U.S. Army to help identify and address community health needs. As a member of the DRCHSD team, she assists rural hospitals, clinics, and communities to develop a sustainable population health outlook.

Kaarin has a background in cancer research and has co-authored publications available on ResearchGate:

Kaarin received her Master of Public Health with a focus in Infectious Diseases from Kansas State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from North Park University.

Past Events

Past Webinar

Maintaining Momentum Through Purpose

March 4, 2021

In this webinar, we’ll walk through a typical project “engagement lifecycle” outlining common points for dips in motivation. We’ll explore ways that you as project leaders can help yourselves and your community partners stay engaged during these dips by reconnecting with a sense of purpose. You’ll also hear how other organizations have addressed challenges common at this stage in your project.

Past Webinar

Collaboration Building: Establishing the firm foundation for a relationship

December 13, 2021

You have selected organizations that will help you reach the goals for your target population and put thought into how to ask them to partner. This webinar will cover some of the foundational building blocks to engage partners. You will learn about 12 ways that can increase engagement, relationships, and trust. Hear from community champions in another Center program who worked to develop a collaboration with community partners. Learn about their key takeaways regarding process, struggles, accomplishments, and next steps.  

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to: