The Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity (OHDHE) works to improve health outcomes for Nebraska's culturally diverse populations through a vision of health equity for all Nebraskans. Our priority populations are racial ethnic minorities, American Indians, refugees and immigrants.
OHDHE promotes and provides training on cultural competency to improve access to health services for racial ethnic minorities. We provide relevant statistical data to assess and identify health status of racial ethnic minorities.
We strive to increase awareness of health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and the factors that influence health outcomes by identifying needs and expanding community-based health promotion and disease prevention outreach efforts. Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards persentations are also offered.
OHDHE works to establish and strengthen networks, coalitions, and partnerships to identify and address health problems along with collaborating with public health partners to develop and promote programs and best practices to achieve health equity.
Eliminating disparities requires a strong partnership. OHDHE works with federal organizations, local and regional health agencies, tribal entities, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, other state agencies, and many others.
OHDHE collaborates with partners on minority health training materials, disparity awareness and cultural intelligence trainings, and assists and supports minority grantees and organizations working on minority health activities.
The central office is in Lincoln, and satellite offices are in Omaha, York, and Kearney.