Nebraska DHHS and Partners Join Lincoln NAACP Chapter Meeting

News Release
For Immediate Release: 2/18/2021

Jeff Powell, (402) 471-6223,


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 Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) will join the Lincoln Branch of the NAACP's monthly meeting to discuss the safety and importance of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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. 

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the largest and oldest civil rights organization in our nation.

The Lincoln Branch NAACP is an official chartered branch of the NAACP. Since its founding in 1918, the Lincoln Branch NAACP has been committed to ensuring that its members and the community are aware of issues involving disparities



Thursday, February 18, 2021, 6:00 PM


  • NAACP Lincoln Branch President Dwayne Mays
  • CEO Dannette R. Smith, DHHS
  • Dr. Nada Fadul, Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Bernice Afuh, MS, RN, Manager, Community Health Services, LLCHD
  • Tim Timmons RN, BSN, Supervisor, Communicable Disease Program, LLCHD

Where: Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 827 9527 4846
Passcode: 071229
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