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.
Our priorioty population focus is with racial ethnic minorities, Native Americans, refugees, and immigrants.
Our office promotes and provides 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.
We strive to increase awareness of health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and factors that influence health outcomes. Identifying needs and expand community-based health promotion and disease prevention outreach efforts.
Office of Health Disparities & Health Equity 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. Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity 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 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, York, Kearney, and Scottsbluff.