MEDIA CONTACTJeff Powell, (402) 471-6223, Jeff.Powell@Nebraska.Gov
Lincoln, Neb. – In an ongoing effort to reach out to the African American community, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Douglas County Health Department are teaming up with 4Urban.Org, and the Charles Drew Health Center in North Omaha.
Founded by Preston Love Jr., the Institute for Urban Development, otherwise known as 4Urban.Org is committed to being a thought leader in developing urban communities through community engagement, economic growth, leadership growth, and get out the vote initiatives.
4Urban.org informs, educates, and acts to raise the quality of life for all with an emphasis in the economically disadvantaged, diverse, and muti-ethnic populations. As a think tank, 4Urban.org curates, commissions and publishes innovative research and studies for practical urban development initiatives.
The gradual decline in the availability of medical services for the North Omaha community in the 1970's provided the stimulus for the creation of the Charles Drew Health Center in 1983. Since then, the center has provided needed health care to families of all ages, color, and financial need.
The town hall will provide a space where residents can receive accurate information from public health and medical officials regarding the various vaccines for a population that is twice as likely to contract, four times as likely to be hospitalized, and three times as likely to die from COVID-19.
This also provides an opportunity for public health agencies and officials to increase trust within the African American community.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 5:00 PM
Where: Webex Event Meeting
Event number: 187 832 7038
Event Password: DMeWMiDR332