The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is the only state-supported academic health center in Nebraska, 99% of which is designated rural. In Nebraska, mortality is greater in rural compared to urban dwellers due to heart disease, stroke, pneumonia, and motor vehicle accidents. Rural Nebraskans also have lower cancer screening and vaccinations rates. The causes of rural health disparities are often complex, but UNMC is a national leader in clinical and translational research (CTR) focused on the causes of rural health disparities and transformative strategies to address them.
Rural health disparities often have more than one cause and no single solution. Nebraskans living in rural communities have to travel farther to see a health provider, reach emergency care, access health screening or find preventive care.
Rural and Community Based Research Contacts
If you have difficulty locating resources or have questions regarding rural or community based research contact:
|Carol Pullen, PhD
Risto Rautiainen, PhD
- Nebraska Center for Rural Heath Research
- BHECN-Telehealth (Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska)
- Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH)
- Center for Reducing Health Disparities
- Healthy Heart Center
- Mobile Nursing Center
- Rural Health Education Network (RHEN)
Resources for Rural & Community Based Research