The Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity (OHDHE) works to improve health outcomes for Nebraska's culturally diverse populations with a vision of health equity for all Nebraskans.
- Racial ethnic minorities
- Native Americans
- Promote and provide training on cultural competency to improve access to health services for racial ethnic minorities
- Provide relevant statistical data to assess and identify health status of racial ethnic minorities
- Increase awareness of major health problems of racial and ethnic minorities and factors that influence health.
- Identify needs and expand community-based health promotion and disease prevention outreach efforts
- Establish and strengthen networks, coalitions, and partnerships to identify and address health problems
- Collaborate with public health partners to develop and promote programs and best practices to achieve health equity
Eliminating disparities requires a strong partnership. The OHDHE works with:
- Federal organizations,
- Local and regional health agencies,
- Other state agencies,
- Tribal entities,
- Faith-based organizations,
- Community-based organizations,
OHDHE collaborates with partners on minority health training materials, disparity awareness and cultural intelligence trainings, and assist and support minority grantees and organizations working on minority health activities.
The central office of OHDHE is in Lincoln, and satellite offices are in Omaha, Grand Island, and Scottsbluff.