Linking science, practice, policy, and training to improve the health and well-being of all Nebraska residents
The objectives of MHDI are to identify and strengthen the research infrastructure, as well as the network of investigators and practitioners addressing critical health issues in the state and the nation
MHDI Conversation Series on Refugee HealthTUeSDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
Community - Academic Partnerships to Improve Refugee Health and Well-being
Many refugees successfully integrate into the United States; however, challenges pertaining to mental and physical health and low utilization of services among refugee groups remain a reality. As resources to promote refugees’ wellbeing become increasingly scarce, it is vital to leverage community and university assets to foster healthy, diverse communities. Kristin Gall, the Nebraska State Refugee Health Coordinator, and Julie Tippens, an Assistant Professor of Child, Youth and Family Studies, will provide an overview of refugees in Nebraska, offer examples of community-academic partnerships to promote refugee health, and discuss challenges and opportunities for community-academic partnerships in the state.
LOOKING PAST SKIN: REFOCUSING IMMIGRATION, AGRICULTURE, & OUR WELL-BEING
An Interactive Exhibit @
The Nebraska History Museum (3rd oor), Spring Semester 2018.
ENGAGE YOUR STUDENTS ACROSS DISCIPLINES
Looking Past Skin is an evidence-based art exhibition that is part of a larger effort to wed art & research. The exhibition is composed of two elements that together aim at reaching a broader audience across the state and allowing viewers to question their perceptions on immigration, agriculture, and community well-being.
Join us for an informative session on how to engage your students using these installations.
April 18, 2017, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Nebraska Union, Colonial B & May 2, 2017 , 12:00 pm, Nebraska Union, Regency B-C
The Minority Health Disparities Initiative Student Powered BlogTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
The Undergraduate Research Assistants at MHDI are a collaborative group of individuals seeking to highlight various minority health disparities on a local and state-wide scale. Through research and use of various multimedia platforms they have created a blog that provides intriguing, informative posts for leisure, personal learning and educational uses.Check the blog!