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  • Nevada's Community Colleges: A Path Forward

    In partnership with CSN's Women's Alliance, The Lincy Institute at UNLV hosted a forum for the Las Vegas community on Nevada's Community Colleges: A Path Forward. The forum focused on college governance structures and identify policy recommendations to improve two-year college governance. 

  • As A Community, How Can We Do Better?

    On December 2, 2015 The Lincy Institute and other co-sponsors hosted a forum on children's mental health services. The community forum allowed parents and caregivers, health providers and others to weigh in.

  • Healthcare is a Priority

    The Lincy Institute is working with public and private partners to address access to healthcare services, examine cost improvements, and support healthy community initiatives. We hosted a forum on the economic value of a UNLV School of Medicine (SOM) featuring a presentation by Tripp Umbach and a discussion with community leaders. The return on investment data for a UNLV SOM was updated on March 4, 2015.

  • Notice of Federal Award

    Congratulations to Ramona Denby and the SAMHSA project team for receiving a three-year grant from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services totaling $941,282. The Lincy Institute, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, College of Education, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, College of Liberal Arts, School of Dental Medicine, and the College of Southern Nevada will partner to train students in the evidence-based screening and brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) model in southern Nevada. 

  • New Study on Foster Youth and the Use of Smartphones

    The social service sector conducted an implementation study of a smartphone service for foster youth involved in the federal demonstration project Determined, Responsible and Empowered Adolescents Mentoring Relationships (DREAMR).


The Lincy Institute is a research institute organized to conduct and support research that focuses on improving Nevada’s health, education, and social services. This research is used to build capacity for service providers and enhance efforts to draw state and federal money to the greater Las Vegas.

The Lincy Institute also highlights key issues that affect public policy and quality-of-life decisions on behalf of children, seniors, and families in Nevada.

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