Research/2014/

Addressing the Rural Shortage of Mental Health Providers Through a Virtual Mentorship Network

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2014 Results Connected rural students and members of their communities with behavioral health professionals through a virtual network. Students and behavioral health mentors discussed behavioral health topics of interest. Students benefited from the mentor-mentee relationship and learned …
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Rural Community Engagement & Leadership Program

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2014 Results Undergraduate students engaged with rural high school students to identify issues in the students’ community, leading to the creation of a service learning project to address those pre-identified issues. This project built the leadership capacity …
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The Great Question Challenge

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2014 Results Mobilized rural youth to take an issue of global importance, identify the affects it has on their rural community, and implement a solution. In 2014, the Great Question theme revolved around food insecurity. Student teams …
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Community Gardens & Farmer’s Market for Curtis, Neb.

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2014     Results This project expanded upon an existing farmer’s market course at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA). It included a community garden being developed to enhance student service-learning by making the garden available …
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Principles of Community Engagement in Public Health

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2014     Results Created an online public health curriculum and course work for undergraduate students enrolled at rural Nebraska campuses. It was offered as an option to those students who were interested in the health profession …
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Justice by Geography: Issues that Inequitably Impact Rural Youth

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2014 Results Educated University students interested in the juvenile justice field on the unique juvenile justice and legislative issues facing rural communities. Students were placed with a rural juvenile justice professional or agency for two months to …
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The Nebraska Hayseed Project

December 5, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2014     Results Celebrated our state’s rural communities through performing arts, a collection of oral histories and an exploration of Nebraska farm life. Undergraduate students conducted oral history interviews in rural communities which engaged statewide conversations …
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Healthy Food, Healthy Choice

December 5, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2014     Results Improved the health of Rosebud Sioux Tribe residents by changing food consumption patterns. This project used quantitative and qualitative approaches to understand the current food environment, as well as food knowledge and preferences. …
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Bridging the Skills Gap

December 5, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2014 Results Implemented a labor market assessment model to address skills gaps in rural communities to improve local workforces and enhance long-term economic growth. Project partners worked with ten counties in Nebraska and South Dakota and community …
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Nebraska Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network

December 5, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2014 Results Connected health care providers to improve strategies for management of complex chronic diseases and implemented tools that improved transitions of care from hospitals into the outpatient setting. Using a community-based participatory research approach, these providers, …
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Catalyzing the Role of Micropolitan America in the Future of Rural America

November 17, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2014     Results Helped micropolitan areas identify opportunities and formulate research-driven plans for their future success in order to support rural economies. It developed a prototype in Nebraska with national applicability and actionability. As a result …
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