Expanding Your Lens to Advance Health Equity
The Minority Health Conference was held on April 19, 2017 at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in Lincoln, NE.  Thirty-one speakers addressed diverse topics and came from Germany, Minnesota, Kansas and Nebraska.  There were 155 participants, and two of them were from Scotland and Hawaii!  Speaker presentations are below, listed by the track and the name of the speaker(s). 
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Opening and Keynote
Conf Agenda.pdf Advancing Health Equity: Key to Our Nation's Health - Jeanne Ayers
Data to Inform Change
Conf Agenda.pdf Increasing Demographic Factors in Data Collection - Elizabeth Dee and Monet Goudreault
Conf Agenda.pdf From Zip Code to Genetic Code - Christian Minter 
Place Matters
Conf Agenda.pdf Building a Healthy Community through Place-Based Work - Jessica Seberger and Marissa Kluk
       Joyceline Ntoh Yuh
       Music - Errik Ejike
Conf Agenda.pdf Going Beyond Language: How to Talk About Cultural Competency to Funders - Carla Gibson
Changing Healthcare Landscape
Conf Agenda.pdf Nebraska State Health Improvement Plan: Creating and Implementing a Plan for Action - Maya
       Chilese and Jeff Armitage
Conf Agenda.pdf myConnections: Improving Whole-Person Health through Integrated Health and Social Services -
       Jason Schmit and Sarah Hughes
Community Outreach
Conf Agenda.pdf Refugees in Nebraska - Kristin Gall
Conf Agenda.pdf The Karen People - Pa Naw Dee
Conf Agenda.pdf Eat, Play & Live: Refugee/Immigrant Type II Diabetes - Sheila Dorsey Vinton and Dr. Susan
      Strategies for Successful Outreach to Hispanics and American Indians - Maria Reyes, Kaley Bertucci
       and Cheryl Ickler, representatives from the Lexington Regional Hospital, Omaha Tribe and
       Winnebago Tribe (no slides). 
Keynote Panel
Plans to Improve Health Outcomes and Advance Health Equity - Ann Adler, Adam Proctor, and Traci Ferguson, representatives of Nebraska Total Care, United Healthcare Community Plan, and WellCare of Nebraska (no slides).
Closing Keynote
Conf Agenda.pdf Improving the Health Status of All Populations - William Jahmal Miller
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The Nebraska Minority Public Health Association (NeMPHA) presented three awards during the conference:
Community Health Worker Award - Victor Zarate and Georgina Castaneda with Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department 
Frank Peak Award for an Individual - Dr. John Stone, Physician and Professor, Creighton University Center for Health Policy and Ethics
Service Provider Award - Ira Combs, UNMC Center for Reducing Health Disparities
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