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2021 Nebraska Conference on Health Equity

The Minority Health Disparities Initiative and the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity are jointly presenting the inaugural Nebraska Conference on Health Equity (NECHE) on April 22 & 23, 2021, from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. NECHE is a call to action on Health Equity and Access. This conference will address the role that social determinants of health play when caring for and working with minoritized populations in Nebraska.

We will be hosting the conference virtually. This conference is free and open to the public. To register and learn more about the 2021 Nebraska Conference on Health Equity click here.



Lorenz & Sánchez Flyer

Health Equity Speaker Series
Tierney Lorenz and Sophia Sánchez

The Minority Health Disparities Initiative invites you to our March Health Equity Speaker Series on “Barriers to Sexual Health Communication in Young People,” presented by Tierney Lorenz and Sophia Sánchez.

We will be live streaming the talk via Zoom on March 30, 2021 from 3:00-4:00 pm CT. You can register, and receive your unique connection information, for this event by using the following link: Register Here.



Norwood Flyer

Visiting Speaker Series
Carolette Norwood, PhD

The Minority Health Disparities Initiative invites you to our fall Visiting Speaker Series on “The Politic of Spatial Confinement: Jim Crow Geographies, Sexual and Reproductive Health Disparities, and Housing Insecurity from the Progressive Era to the Twenty-First Century,” presented by Dr. Carolette Norwood.

We will be live streaming the talk via Zoom on October 14, 2020, from 2:00-3:30pm CDT. You can register, and receive your unique connection information, for this event by using the following link: Register Here.


2019 Seed Grant Awardees

MHDI Leadership Change Announcement

The Minority Health Disparities Initiative announces that Director, Kirk Dombrowski, has accepted the position of Vice President for Research at the University of Vermont, effective April 1, 2020.

He leaves MHDI after leading its staff and core faculty members, for more than six years, in innovative research and programming that aims to improve the health status of vulnerable and disadvantaged populations in Nebraska and nationally... Read Our Letter.


2019 MHDI Faculty Seed Grant Awardees

The Minority Health Disparities Initiative awards Dr. Debra Hope (Department of Psychology) and Dr. Rebecca Brock (Department of Psychology) the 2019 Faculty Seed Grant for their research projects. The grant will enable them to acquire the preliminary data necessary to apply for and obtain external federal funding. Congratulations! Learn more .


THE MINORITY HEALTH DISPARITIES INITIATIVE ANNOUNCES SEED FUNDING

MHDI RFA Announcement

The Minority Health Disparities Initiative (MHDI) is pleased to announce an opportunity for seed grant funding. The goal of the MHDI Seed Grant Program is to provide support to emerging scholars and promising research projects in acquiring the preliminary data necessary to apply for and obtain external federal funding. Successful applicants will receive up to $10,000 in direct costs for 1 year projects, as well as access to resources of the MHDI for professional development and project support. Learn more.


THE MINORITY HEALTH DISPARITIES INITIATIVE STUDENT-POWERED BLOG

Reducing Health Disparities: Research Updates From The Field, Volume III

At the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, the Minority Health Disparities Initiative (MHDI) is committed to breaking down traditional academic silos, and adopting an interdisciplinary and translational approach that includes science, policy, practice, and training to better the health and well-being of all Nebraska residents. This volume of collected essays is a product of our third annual writer’s retreat. The goal of this retreat is to disseminate and translate research updates from the field faster and more efficiently to community partners & organizations committed to addressing the needs of minority and underserved populations throughout the Central Plains. Buy the book.


THE MINORITY HEALTH DISPARITIES INITIATIVE STUDENT-POWERED BLOG

The Minority Health Disparities Summer Research Program

The 2018 Minority Health Disparities Summer Research Program is now in full swing. Our program, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides six students, each summer, with basic approaches to network science and social network analysis and then they practice these skills while conducting NIH- and NSF-funded research projects in the lab. Learn more.