Online Town Hall with Mexican Consulate in Omaha

News Release
For Immediate Release: 3/17/2021

Jeff Powell, (402) 471-6223,


Lincoln, Neb. – In an ongoing effort to reach out to minority and refugee communities, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Douglas County Health Department is partnering with the Mexican Consulate in Omaha for a Spanish language Facebook Live Town Hall.

The Mexican Consulate in Omaha is an official branch of the Mexican government. Its duties are focused around helping Mexican citizens living or traveling in the United States who need assistance from their home government.

The Consulate serves an estimated 330,000 Mexican citizens throughout Nebraska and Iowa.

The Facebook Live Town Hall will provide a space where residents can receive accurate information from public health and medical officials regarding the various vaccines in the Spanish language.


Thursday, March 18, 2021, 4:00 PM


  • Guadalupe Sánchez, Consul of Mexico
  • Dannette Smith, Nebraska DHHS CEO
  • Tania Sonia Flores Hernandez, Mexican Consulate Head of Protection
  • Josie Rodriguez, Administrator, Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity for Nebraska DHHS
  • Dr. Josue Gutierrez, Family Medicine Specialist, Saline Medical Specialties
  • Dr. Alheli Arce Gastelum, Creighton University School of Medicine
  • Diana P. Acero, Douglas County Health Department

Where: Visit the Mexican Consulate in Omaha's Facebook page. Participants can ask questions in the comment section or email questions in advance to

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