Outreach - Community Links

The department has been deeply involved in community engagement activities in conducting and translating research. For instance, working together with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, department faculty and staff established the Nebraska Public Health Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) in December 2009. The Nebraska Public Health PBRN is one of 12 state Public Health PBRNs currently funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to produce and disseminate research relevant to public health practice settings. A steering committee was established in February 2010 to provide strategic guidance and direction on the development and operation of the Nebraska Public Health PBRN, which includes representatives from local health departments, state health agencies, the Public Health Association of Nebraska, the Nebraska Association of Local Boards of Health, the UNMC College of Public Health, and other community organizations.