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APRIL 22-23, 2021

A virtual gathering for building collaborations to address the social determinants of health

The Conference

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.

 

 
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Keynote Speakers

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. 

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DONALD
WARNE

Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,

University of North Dakota

The Impact of Unresolved Trauma on Health Equity

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2020 Faculty Fellow, Urban Systems Lab at The New School

Imagineering Place: Tactics for Inclusion and Health

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MARCO
BARKER

Vice Chancellor for Diversity 

& Inclusion, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Framing Critical Leadership During a Critical Time

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

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

Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project

Judi M. Gaiashkibos, Executive Director of the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs 

Margaret Jacobs, Charles Mach Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Director of the Center of Great Plains Studies

Larry Wright, Jr., Chairman of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

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, Director of the Methodology and Evaluation Research Core Facility, and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

Nebraska Refugee Needs Assessment Survey and Social Determinants of Health Project Focusing on Refugee Language Needs

Anthony Zhang, Epidemiology Surveillance Coordinator for the State of Nebraska 

Nebraska Tribal Public Health Departments: the Vital Work Taking Place to Improve the Health of Nebraska Tribal Citizens

Mona Zuffante, Public Health Administrator at the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska 

Larry Wright, Jr., Chairman of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Matthew Matusiak, Chief Executive Officer of the Health Services Division at the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska 

Meghan Curry O'Connell, Medical Epidemiologist for the Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board at the CDC Foundation 

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 

 

Registration

Registration for the 2021 Nebraska Conference on Health Equity has now closed. Please contact admin@neche2021.com if you need registration assistance or have any general questions about the conference.