Research/Health Care/

The Rural Public Health Undergraduate Student Research Project

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2013     Results Supported faculty-led undergraduate student public health research projects at Nebraska’s three state colleges in Chadron, Peru, and Wayne, as well as the University of Nebraska Kearney, as a means for introducing undergraduate students …
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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 Interprofessional UNMC Student Rotations

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2015 Summary The proposed bold, creative and transdisciplinary rural rotation, grounded in public health, will allow students to work interprofessionally in teams under the supervision of a public health practitioner. During the three-week rotation students will engage …
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Translating Evidence-based, Family-based Pediatric Obesity Treatment Program for Adoption by Rural Communities

December 5, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2015     Summary Enhance rural access to a locally successful, evidence-based, family-based, pediatric obesity treatment program–Building Healthy Families. Program translation will utilize distance learning technologies to allow rural community members in Greater Nebraska, where currently available …
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HealthVoiceVision

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2016     The November 16, 2017, episode of Catch Up With Chuck featured this project! Summary YouRhealth is a new innovative and bold initiative that creates a learning community that includes civic engagement by transforming Lexington …
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Identifying the Interrelationships Between Social Determinants, Self-identity, & Public Health in Minority Rural Communities

December 5, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2016 Summary The HealthVoiceVision transdisciplinary team will combine participatory research with traditional random spatial sampling survey to better understand minority health disparities in rural communities. The research results will translate into interventions, tools and data that communities …
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Raising Awareness of Health Professionals Education Among Rural Nebraska Latino Youth

December 5, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2016 Summary Health professions shortages represent a challenge to the sustainability of rural communities. While there are insufficient rural health professionals in general, Latinos are virtually absent from this workforce. This study will develop strategies to raise …
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Health, Exercise, Technology & Aquaponics Day Camps

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2017     Summary “Teaching Health, Exercise, Technology, & Aquaponics (THETA) Day Camps to Grow Future Health Professionals” is a collaborative project developed by a team of seven faculty members at the University of Nebraska at Kearney …
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Ending Mental Health Stigma & Promoting Mental Health Among Rural Nebraska College and University Students

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2017 Summary The growing shortage of mental health professionals in rural areas, alongside the rising number of rural college and university students who experience mental health difficulties, calls for a comprehensive public health approach to addressing underlying …
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Assessment of and Treatment Applied to Food Addiction to Encourage Self-Management of Obesity

December 5, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2017 Summary Obesity is a major health issue in the United States and is associated with increased risk of comorbidities and higher medical costs. This is particularly a concern for rural residents, who have a greater rate …
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Building Capacity for Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating the Family Health and Wellness Coalition’s Community Health Improvement Plan

November 17, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2017 Summary Social, environmental, and behavioral determinants of health account for 60 percent of a person’s health status. Consequently, community development can influence health and a healthy community has a significant economic impact. High rates of chronic, …
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Collaborative Capacity Building in Rural Nebraska Schools via Technology

November 17, 2017
Special Project, 2016 Summary There are long-standing barriers to services in rural communities including insufficient mental health services, cultural differences and stigma that make access to treatment options for mental and behavioral issues a challenge for students in rural areas. …
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