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The Lincy Institute

Share Knowledge, Change Lives, Transform Our Community

The Lincy Institute is a public policy think tank organized to conduct and support research improving health, education, economic development, governance, non-profits, and social services in Nevada. This research is used to build capacity for service providers and enhance efforts to draw state and federal money to the greater Las Vegas region. The Lincy Institute also highlights key issues that affect public policy and quality-of-life decisions on behalf of children, families, and communities in Nevada.

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The Lincy Institute In the News

Nevada Current
Aug. 21, 2023

Access to mental health services in Nevada is atrocious. The state ranks 51st nationally in overall mental health and last again for similar categories in youth mental health. Statewide, there is one mental health professional for every 460 residents, and every Nevada county is federally designated as having a mental health provider shortage. Unfortunately, this is not news.

Nevada Independent
Apr. 14, 2023

A sweeping higher education bill that sought to dismantle the Nevada System of Higher Education’s (NSHE) governing structure is likely being turned into a study, according to a proposed amendment presented to a legislative committee Wednesday — but would still aim to create new, individual governing boards for the state’s community colleges.

Mar. 29, 2023

On a drive through rural Nevada, Lisa Bernad saw something that stunned her. On a road near Goldfield, there was a Confederate flag proudly displayed outside a building.

Feb. 22, 2023

It’s common knowledge that for most of human history, ours has been a male-dominated society. But that’s changing.

What's Happening

portrait of student Zach Billot
Nov. 1, 2023

Billot, a senior in the Honors College pursuing double majors in political science and environmental studies, moves to the final interview stage for world's most prestigious graduate scholarship.

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Oct. 5, 2023

Learn how you can become part of UNLV's Climate Action Plan.

environmental portrait of student Zachary Billot
May. 9, 2023

Zachary Billot is the first student in UNLV history to receive the nationally-competitive award. 

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