Community Impact

MINORITY HEALTH DISPARITIES INITIATIVE COMMUNITY IMPACT TRANSLATING TRANSDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH INTO BROAD SOCIAL IMPACT

LOOKING PAST SKIN
KIMCLASS
Developing long-term sustainable collaborations with communities that strengthen efforts to produce measurable impact on the health disparities affecting people across Nebraska and the Great Plains.

OUR COMMUNITY IMPACT MISSION


Minority Health Disparities Initiative's Community Impact (MHDI CI) engages stakeholders to identify critical knowledge and service gaps in rural community health di
sparities.  One strategy is working directly with communities to develop collaborative research teams. Together we build innovative CI projects that address these identified gaps. Our rigorous mixed-methods approach combine social science quantitative research strategies with community-based models, such as Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Community-Engaged Research (CEnR), and Participatory Action Research (PAR).  MHDI facilitates community relationship building for health disparities researchers who seek to have a social impact on the communities that their research serves



LOOKING PAST SKIN: OUR COMMON THREADSAn Interactive Exhibit @
The Nebraska History Museum, Spring Semester 2018

Looking Past Skin, funded in part by Nebraska Humanities and the Rural Futures Institute, 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.