REACH Lab's Jerreed Ivanich and Kirk Dombrowski joined University of Alaska-Fairbanks partners in collecting baseline fieldwork on the Qungasvik Project led by UAF anthropology Stacy Rasmus and Univ Minnesota-Duluth's James Allen. Great team to work with, and it was work! The project focuses on cultural
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
Creating a Community of Practice to Prevent Suicide Through Multiple Channels: Describing the Theoretical Foundations and Structured Learning of PC CARES
Lisa Wexler,1 Diane McEachern,2 Gloria DiFulvio,1 Cristine Smith,1 Louis F. Graham,1,3 and Kirk Dombrowski4
It is critical to develop practical, effective, ecological, and decolonizing approaches to
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
Reducing Health Disparities: Research updates from the field (Volume 1)
by Kirk Dombrowski (Author, Editor), Kimberly Gocchi Carrasco (Editor)
This volume of collected essays is a product of the 2015 Minority Health Disparities Initiative writing retreat at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The goal of UNL's MHDI is
Dr. Deadric Williams' research on new family stress and economic struggles was featured on UNL Today recently. According to Dr. Williams' new study, families facing economic hardships or mental health challenges in the early years of their children’s lives are likely to continue to struggle for
On July 1, 2016 we launched a pilot project called YouRHealth (Youth Are Rural Health) aimed at teaching high school students to research, create, implement, and evaluate a wide variety of public health campaigns. The pilot program is being launched in Lexington, NE. The student
Health Voice Vision is a combined photovoice and survey research initiative launched on July 1, 2016 that links community voices and photographic images with rigorous social science research methods to provide more insight into the health of rural communities. This project will address an important gap
Dr. Kirk Dombrowski's new proposal was selected by the Rural Futures Initiative to receive funding in 2016.
The proposal is titled Identifying the Interrelationships Between Social Determinants, Self-identity, and Public Health in Minority Rural Communities: Photovoice + Random Spatial Sampling Survey.
Dr. Kirk Dombrowski (PI), of REACH
MHDI and REACH Lab are collaborating with UNMC's College of Nursing and Public Health and UNL's SBSRC on a new project in rural Nebraska--ISHealth--which aims to develop a social indicators measure of the relationships between social determinants of health, informal community networks, and formal health care