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Office of Health Disparities & Health Equity
Improving Health Outcomes for Culturally Diverse Populations in Nebraska 
The Office of Health Disparities & 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.

Health Equity Change Makers: Inspiring Change One Story at a Time

In honor of our 30th anniversary, the HHS Office of Minority Health has launched a new digital storytelling project to highlight powerful and inspiring stories of advancing health equity from across the nation.
Health Equity Change Makers illustrates the far-reaching impact of health disparities, and the ways that we all, as individuals, in our families and communities, and as a nation, are making change happen every day. 
Visit the Health Equity Change Makers website to learn more, share your own stories of change and get ideas for accelerating health equity in your own community! 

Margot, who lost her young daughter, channeled her frustration and grief into a platform to help other HIV positive women. Hear her story.  

Elk helps youth of the Northern Arapaho tribe find their voice and end the epidemics of suicide and substance abuse that threaten their well-being. Hear his story.

Maria was inspired to become a promotora to help members of her community get information and support they need to cope with chronic illnesses. Hear her story

PATHWAY is a unique program that is helping young men at-risk forge a new path for their future. Hear the story.

Kiki is carrying on a legacy of women leading change to help all women in Chuuk, Micronesia, achieve their best health and well-being. Read her story.   

Brenda became an advocate for ending lupus disparities after nearly losing her daughter to the disease. Hear her story

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Contact Us:
Office of Health Disparities & Health Equity
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
(402) 471-0152

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