APRIL 22-23, 2021
A virtual gathering for building collaborations to address the social determinants of health
The Nebraska Conference on Health Equity is a call to action on Health Equity and Access. This conference will address the role that social determinants of health play when caring for and working with minoritized populations in Nebraska. Presenters will review local, regional, and national disparity data, share important tools and community resources, and provide strategies to improve awareness and outcomes. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and strategize with experts to improve health outcomes for underserved communities in Nebraska.
Please join us for the inaugural Nebraska Conference on Health Equity on April 22 & 23, 2021, from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, presented virtually and jointly by the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity & the Minority Health Disparities Initiative at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The conference will feature keynotes by Dr. Donald Warne, Dr. Andrea Marpillero Colomina, Dr. Marco Barker, and Lori Seibel, with breakout sessions from a variety of perspectives and a wide range of disciplines. This is a great opportunity to learn more about various healthcare equity issues from diverse perspectives, and help design solutions!
This conference is free and open to the public.
Our speakers come from all corners of the country to share their knowledge and expertise on health disparities with us at this conference. Have a look below and hover over each speaker to learn more about their backgrounds and the insights you’ll hear from them at our conference. If you’d like to learn more, simply get in touch.
Breakout Session 1
Using and Collecting Social Determinants of Health and Demographic Data to Better Serve Your Community and Improve the Knowledge of Health Outcomes for Nebraskans
Alison Keyser-Metobo, Epidemiology Surveillance Coordinator for the State of Nebraska
The Patients' Journey: Lowering Diabetes by Following the Health Hub Pathways Model
Camilla Barajas, Director of the Diabetes Program
Angel Barclay, Community Health Representative
Life Expectancy Calculator and Mapping for Nebraskans
Dejun Su, Director of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities and
Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Breakout Session 2
Recent Findings: the CHW Workforce Development Project, 2019-2020 Panel
Kathy Karsting, Program Manager of Title V Maternal Child Health in the Division of Public Health at the NE DHHS, Drissa Toure, Community Clinical Research Coordinator for the Center of Reducing Disparities at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Teresa Barry Hultquist, Director of Evaluation and Associate Professor for the College of Nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Kerry Kernen, Division Chief of Community Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Services at the Douglas County Health Department
A Tour of Nebraska Data Sources
Alian Kasabian, Operations Director of the Methodology and Evaluation Research Core Facility, and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Social Determinants of Health Project Focus on Refugee Language Needs - Community Improving the Lives of the Karen Community Through 100,000 Views
Anthony Zhang, Epidemiology Surveillance Coordinator for the State of Nebraska
Breakout Session 3
The Ghosts in Our Fields: Migrant Farmworker Health in Nebraska
Athena Ramos, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion at the Center for Reducing Health Disparities at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Improving Outcomes by Moving the Prevention Lens from Equality to Equity
Nicole Roseberry, Assistant Vice President of Early Childhood Mental Health at the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
Community Health Workers: One Person Can Make a Difference
Virginia Chaidez, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Angela Palmer-Wackerly, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Winnebago Tribe Public Health Accreditation - Doing It Our Way
Mona Zuffante, Public Health Administrator for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska