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Nebraska Collaborative Rural Health Funding Summit: Infrastructure, Health IT, Broadband, and Technical Assistance

The Nebraska Office of Rural Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture held a “Rural Health Funding Summit” on January 19, 2017. This was a special event for rural health care providers and organizations and a great opportunity to sit down with funders to express their needs and identify resources. Reproduced below are the presentations from the Summit:

Nebraska Collaborative Rural Health Funding Summit: Infrastructure,
      Health IT, Broadband, and Technical Assistance by Leila Samy

Nebraska Collaborative Rural Health Funding Summit by Lisa Goschen

Community Betterment through HIE by Deb Bass

Coming to Rural America by John Roberts

Coming to Rural America by John Roberts, Part 2

Great Plains Telehealth Resources & Assistance Center by Doris Barta

Nebraska Broadband by Anne Byers

USDA Rural Development and Health IT by Joan Scheel

Telehealth Funding Success Stories by Lesley LaFile

Tax-Exempt Financing Tools for Health Care Equipment by Joel VanderVeen

The Fiber Future by Brad Moline


2017 Minority Health Conference
April 19, 2017

Expanding Your Lens to Advance Health Equity

Lincoln Marriot Cornhusker Hotel
Lincoln, NE

Registration fee before March 31, 2017: $100.00
Registration fee after April 1, 2017: $125.00

The Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity invites everyone to attend the 2017 Minority Health Conference on April 19th in Lincoln, Nebraska.  This year’s theme, Expanding your Lens to Advance Health Equity, will provide an opportunity for interested stakeholders to enhance their understanding of the factors that influence health disparities, and highlight opportunities to expand their lens about the various conditions that affect health and the strategies to advance health equity in Nebraska. Tracks for the conference include:

  • Data to inform change
  • Place matters
  • Health through a cultural lens
  • Changing healthcare landscape

Thirty speakers will provide attendees with information, tools, resources, and strategies to improve the health of culturally diverse populations in Nebraska with a vision of health equity for all Nebraskans. The conference will also provide an opportunity to build collaborative partnerships with stakeholders interested in advancing health equity in Nebraska.
Please join us in attending this conference on April 19th to learn more about health disparities and health equity and the various factors that affect optimal health for all and to meet others interested in promoting health equity.   
To register and get more information, go to:


2017 Nebraska Rural Health Conference
September 20-21, 2017
Younes Conference Center, Kearney, Nebraska.
For more information visit the NeRHA website:

Rural Health Home

Nebraska Office of Rural Health
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE  68509-5026
402-471-2337 | Contact our Staff
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