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
The United States is battling the biggest heroin epidemic in decades. CNN's Deborah Feyerick traveled the country to find the people and the towns fighting the war against the drug that has taken on a new, powerful form and is indiscriminately claiming the lives of
The BHECN/MHDI Statewide Pilot Project: Cost-Savings of Behavioral Health Trained Community Health Workers has recently completed data collection. The project began collecting data on June 1, 2016 aimed at evaluating the short-term cost effectiveness of behavioral health trained community health workers (CHWs) and use this evaluation
Current Rural Drug Use in the US Midwest
Kirk Dombrowski, Devan Crawford, Bilal Khan and Kimberly Tyler
Abstract The nature and challenge of illicit drug use in the United States continues to change rapidly, evolving in reaction to myriad social, economic, and local forces. While the use