As lead investigators for UNL’s Minority Health Disparities Initiative, the REACH Lab engages stakeholders throughout Nebraska to identify critical knowledge and service gaps in rural communities that result in health disparities.
MHDI works directly with communities to develop collaborative transdisplinary research teams. Together we build innovative research and intervention projects that address ongoing health issues, from infrastructure needs to rural drug abuse. Our rigorous mixed-methods approach combines social science quantitative research strategies with community based participatory research to facilitate community relationship building for health disparities researchers who seek to have an impact on the communities that their research serves. Throughout all of our projects, we work to translate transdisplinary health disparities research into identifiable community impact. To learn more about our Community Impact projects, please visit the MHDI website for more information: mhdi.unl.edu.