Gladys Godinez, a participant in the Minority Health Disparities Initiative's Health Voice Vision project, was recently interviewed by Chuck Schroeder, the Directer of the Rural Futures Institute. In this episode of Catch of with Chuck, Gladys discusses a collaboration with a committed leadership team in the Lexington, Nebraska community that aims to build a
The REACH lab's Minority Health Disparities Initiative (MHDI) project has partnered with other community organizations on an exhibit at the Nebraska History Museum called "Looking Past Skin: Our Common Threads." The exhibit will be located on the third floor of the museum which is at the
UNL's Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative and Holland Computing Center hosted the first-ever Datapalooza this November. Datapalooza was a competitive data analysis event where undergraduates were given a set of data to analyze and later present their results to a panel of judges. REACH undergraduate students
Professor Colleen Syron, MHDI Faculty Affiliate, asked design students in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts to create a public service campaign to address Dr. Dombrowski’s call to action found in his recent article “The Scope and Scale of Rural Drug Use” in
This volume of collected essays is a product of the 2016 Minority Health Disparities Initiative writing retreat at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The goal of University of Nebraska's MHDI is to disseminate and translate the research of affiliated university faculty to our community partners and
This week, NPR's "All Things Considered" aired a story on rural opioid problems. Dr. Dombrowski was interviewed as part of this story. Listen to the full segment here.
Dr. Kirk Dombrowski of The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been selected to join the Education Board at the American Health Council. Read the full story here.
"Prescription painkillers and heroin are fueling a rise in drug overdoses in communities across the country. According to research on the epidemic, some of America’s rural areas are particularly at risk for opioid addiction and abuse."
Dr. Dombrowski contributed to this new story by NET News
Why Is The Opioid Epidemic Hitting Rural America Particularly Hard? by Luke Runyon, Harvest Public Media
On November 29th, Lexington High School held their first YouRhealth community health fair. YouRhealth is just one of the ways that UNL Minority Health Disparities Initiative (MHDI) is building long-term relationships with rural communities. With Rural Futures Institute (RFI) support, we are working with the